Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
"As entertaining as it is thoughtful....Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate."
THE WASHINGTON POST
After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the WorldUser Review - Gavin - Goodreads
I can't say enough good things about this book. There are many excellent works on what evils befell the native peoples of the Americas at the hands of their conquerors, but the ways in which their ... Read full review
Review: Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the WorldUser Review - Rachel Jackson - Goodreads
Indian Givers delves into a topic probably many Americans already know but have chosen to ignore or repress: the contributions that the first people of this country gave to the world, sometimes ... Read full review
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