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

Authors: Weatherford, Jack
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS028000, SOC021000, LIT004060
ISBN: 9780307755391, Related ISBNs: 0307717151, 0307755398, 0449904962, 9780307717153, 9780307755391
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 288,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: "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.
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