Indian Givers: How Native Americans Transformed the World

Indian Givers: How Native Americans Transformed the World

by Jack Weatherford

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Indian Givers: How Native Americans Transformed the World by Jack Weatherford

"As entertaining as it is thoughtful....Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate." —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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307717153
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 172,460
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jack Weatherford is The New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World, The Secret History of the Mongol Queens, and The History of Money, among other acclaimed books. A specialist in tribal peoples, he was for many years a professor of anthropology at Macalaster College in Minnesota and divides his time between the United States and Mongolia.

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Indian Givers: How Native Americans Transformed the World 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book enables a broad scope, interconnected view of the events and cultural backgrounds of the "old word" and "new world" participants presented in a very objective fashion.
KM89 More than 1 year ago
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