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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I am writing this review more than a decade since my initial reading of this book. I am still fascinated by the resourcefulness of the indigenous peoples, the Indians, of both North and South Americas ... Read full review
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An anthropologist's world tourTimbuktu, Machu Picchu, Europe, and the Orientrevealing a seldom-told history. Behind scenes of everyday life, the author explains how the wealth and knowledge of Native ... Read full review
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