Native American History (Paperback)

A Chronology of a Culture's Vast Achievements and Their Links to World Events

By Judith Nies

Ballantine Books, 9780345393500, 432pp.

Publication Date: December 3, 1996

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Description

A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY:
A CHRONOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF ITS PLACE ON THE WORLD STAGE.
Native American History is a breakthrough reference guide, the first book of its kind to recognize and explore the rich, unfolding experiences of the indigenous American peoples as they evolved against a global backdrop. This fascinating historical narrative, presented in an illuminating and thought-provoking time-line format, sheds light on such events as:
* The construction of pyramids--not only on the banks of the Nile but also on the banks of the Mississippi
* The development of agriculture in both Mesopotamia and Mexico
* The European discovery of a continent already inhabited by some 50 million people
* The Native American influence on the ideas of the European Renaissance
* The unacknowledged advancements in science and medicine created by the civilizations of the new world
* Western Expansion and its impact on Native American land and traditions
* The key contributions Native Americans brought to the Allied victory of World War II
And much more!
This invaluable history takes an important first step toward a true understanding of the depth, breadth, and scope of a long-neglected aspect of our heritage.


About the Author

Judith Nies is the author of four nonfiction books, including Unreal City. Nies is also the author of Nine Women: Portraits from the American Radical Tradition, which has been in print for more than thirty years, and Native American History, which won the Phi Alpha Theta award in international history.