Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America
"Well written, imagery-ridden...A tale of what was, what became, and what is today regarding the Indian relation to the European civilization that 'grafted' itself onto this ancient system.'"
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Conventional American history holds that the white settlers of the New World re-created the societies they had known in England, France, and Spain. But as anthropologist Jack Weatherford, author of INDIAN GIVERS, brilliantly shows, the Europeans actually grafted their civilization onto the deep and nourishing roots of Native American customs and beliefs. Our place names, our farming and hunting techniques, our crafts, the very blood that flows in our veins--all derive from American Indians ways that we consistently fail to see.
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"Beneath the surface of . . . American accomplishments, lie indigenous roots,'' asserts cultural anthropologist Weatherford, in this sequel to his popular Indian Giving ( LJ 11/1/88). The bounty of ... Read full review
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