- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Checkmark Books (July 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0816053677
- ISBN-13: 978-0816053674
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,746,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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American Indian Contributions to the World: 15,000 Years of Inventions and Innovations Paperback – July, 2003
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usually used to induce vomiting. Children often swallow things they should not. The books goes into some detail about where the plant was first found, how it is refined, and how it came to be used by Europeans. It then lists some sources for further reading.
It also has a great Appendix section. It shows which tribes lived where, including many good maps. The Chronology section lists when different things were discovered or invented by the indigenous people. It also has an appendix which lists the book's
entries by area, by subject and by which tribal group is associated with that item.
I know how long it took me to do the research associated with my book. I can only guess that the authors spent a very long time putting together the material in this book.
EAICW has a plethora of listings and information. EAICW is 384 pages long and measures (in inches): 1.19 x 11.20 x 8.44. It is a BIG book. It would make an excellent addition to any well stocked library.
I highly recommend it.
Winner 11th Annual Colorado Book Award, Collections and Anthologies
Winner Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Writer of the Year, Creative Reference Work, 2002
Selected by Booklist as Editors Choice Reference Source, 2002
"This is a well-written book with fascinating information and wonderful pictures. It should be in every public, school, and academic library for its depth of research and amazing wealth of knowledge. We've starred this title because it is eye-opening and thought-provoking, and there is nothing else quite like it." Booklist Starred Review
"[an] interesting, informative, and inspiring book." Native Peoples Magazine
"I would strongly urge anyone with a kernel of intellectual curiosity: teacher, administrator, researcher, lawyer, politician, writer, to buy this book. I guarantee it will enlighten, stimulate and entertain...Native students and indigenous instructors must obtain their own copies of the Encyclopedia. Whether Cree, Mayan or Penobscot they will find a deep source of pride on each and every page. I can well imagine the excitement of Native teachers when they obtain the book followed by an eagerness to share its contents with everyone within reach.
"I hope the Encyclopedia will serve as the basis for an entirely new approach to Native history, one in which the scholar is liberated from the anti-Indian texts of the recent past. Ideally, a copy of the Encyclopedia should be in every class in every school across the hemisphere.Read more ›
under my chapter "American Indian Accomplishments. My own 20 years research on Indian accomplishments were no comparison to the detailed explaniations and bibliography in "American Indian Accomplishments." A great deal of insight to a past and future culture that was never given proper credit for all their inventions and adaptation that we are all taking advantage of today.