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Indian Givers: How Native Americans Transformed the Worldby Jack Weatherford
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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.
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 contributionsmade 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 towardrecovering a true American history.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Charts the wide-ranging and lasting impact of Native American culture on American and European society
"Beloved author Jack Weatherford's classic work is now available with a new introduction by the author. 'Indian Givers' is the utterly compelling story of how the cultural, social, and political practices of Native Americans transformed the way life is lived throughout the world."--P. of cover.
About the Author
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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