Native roots : how the Indians enriched America

by J. McIver Weatherford

Paper Book, 1991



Call number

E77 .W418


New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1992, c1991.


"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.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member kaitanya64
Interesting and well written. Gives evidence for the Native American influence on the landscape and on later inhabitants.


Physical description

310 p.; 21 cm


0449907139 / 9780449907139


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