Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America

Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America


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Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America by Jack Weatherford, J. McIver Weatherford

"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.'"
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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ISBN-13: 9780449907139
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1992
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 310
Sales rank: 794,812
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jack Weatherford is the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern WorldIndian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the WorldThe 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 Macalester College in Minnesota and now divides his time between the United States and Mongolia.

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