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

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Publisher Comments:

"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.

Synopsis:

Lists the vital contributions that native Americans have made to modern society--from monetary systems to diets to political organizations. Reissue.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307755391
Subtitle:
How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
Publisher:
Fawcett Columbine
Author:
Weatherford, Jack
Author:
J. McIver Weatherford
Author:
Weatherford, J. McIver
Subject:
History : Native American
Subject:
Indians of south america
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Colonization.
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Indians of central america
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Native North American-General Native North American Studies
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Literary Criticism : Native American
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1988
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
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Product details 272 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307755391 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Lists the vital contributions that native Americans have made to modern society--from monetary systems to diets to political organizations. Reissue.
"Synopsis" by , 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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