How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
ISBN10: 0449904962 ISBN13: 9780449904961 Publisher: Ballantine Books Published: Jan 1 1990 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
" 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.