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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books; 1 edition (August 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307717151
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307717153
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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JACK WEATHERFORD holds the DeWitt Wallace Chair of Anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota and an honorary position at Chinggis Khaan University in Mongolia. In 2007 he received the Order of the Polar Star, the highest award for service to the Mongol Nation of Genghis Khan.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Michael Haller on September 6, 2010
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What a wonderful treasure of the many, many contributions of Native Americans to every aspect of our lives. This is certain to provide an excellent 'it's about time' insight for non-Natives and Natives alike - not to mention non-North Americans (who generally do not have much understanding of our diverse tribal cultures and institutions). An excellent read from a fine author who keeps it upbeat, practical, interesting and entertaining. - Prof Mike Haller
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Paul Roper on April 16, 2013
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I was raised on an Indian reservation in Montana. Jack captured the independence, nobility, and still unbending ways of this people. They still show up when they want, do what they want, and do it in their own way. Moreover, this book opened my eyes to the sorry state many native people are in, and greatly enlightened me to the contributions made by those who were here when we came. This is another well written and insightful book by a really good author. I loved it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 19, 2012
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Well researched and well written; this book, like his others, is a fascinating look into other times and how people lived and what they contributed to modern society. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By anner on January 14, 2014
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I have now given this amazing book to seven
people, some of whom have given copies to dozens more. Who knew? It is a scholarly well written story that very few know, about how amazingly sophisticated and scientific the pre Columbian Amerindian world was and what their experimentation gave the world before we destroyed their civilization. And it is fun, too. It is probably the most important book I read this year.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ct on November 2, 2013
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This is one of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. The impact they made on the world is incredible ... food, the US government, pharmacy, paved roads, vulcanized rubber. It's unfortunate this is not taught in high school.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Al F Yatlin Jr on March 29, 2013
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A good look into the past through the lenses of Mr.Crawford's eyes. A look at history that I didn't know even as a native American. I liked the story of the mountain of silver very sad, but true.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bill gumert on November 30, 2013
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This book gives a great insight into the scale of and importance of the assets from the "New World' that were given to the rest of the world after contact was made by European explorers. From food stuffs to economics is shows the direct results of the introduction of new and different natural resources in agriculture and minerals and its influence on every culture. Have sent it to many friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Hess on February 23, 2014
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Not just because it was a good read but because I want to be reminded of those gifts from the past. This should be required reading in every high school and college.

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Jack Weatherford retired as a professor of anthropology from Macalester College in Minnesota. His research interests are in Mongolia, and he is a resident of Ulaanbaatar.
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