|Author||: Jack Weatherford|
|Publisher||: Ballantine Books|
|Total Pages||: 320|
|Rating||: 4/5 (1X Downloads)|
Download or read book Native Roots written by Jack Weatherford and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2010-06-23 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "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.'" (Minneapolis Star Tribune) 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.