Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World

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Random House Publishing Group, May 5, 2010 - History - 288 pages
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"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.


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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

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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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Contents

Piracy Slavery and the Birth
21
The American Indian Path
39
The Food Revolution
59
Indian Agricultural Technology
79
The Culinary Revolution
99
Liberty Anarchism and the Noble
117
The Founding Indian Fathers
133
Red Sticks and Revolution
151
The Indian Healer
175
The Drug Connection
197
Architecture and Urban Planning
217
The Pathfinders
235
When Will America
249
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JACK WEATHERFORD holds the DeWitt Wallace Chair of Anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota and an honorary position at Chinggis Khaan University in Mongolia. In 2007 he received the Order of the Polar Star, the highest award for service to the Mongol Nation of Genghis Khan.


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