Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America

Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America By Jack Weatherford, Native Roots How the Indians Enriched America Well written imagery riddenA 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
  • Title: Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America
  • Author: Jack Weatherford
  • ISBN: 9780449907139
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America By Jack Weatherford, Well written, imagery riddenA 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 TRIBUNEConventional 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 anthr Well written, imagery riddenA 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 TRIBUNEConventional 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.
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    About "Jack Weatherford"

    1. Jack Weatherford

      Jack McIver Weatherford is the former DeWitt Wallace Professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota He is best known for his 2004 book, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World His other books include The History of Money Indian Givers How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World and The Secret History of the Mongol Queens How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire.

    897 thoughts on “Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America”

    1. I am interested in almost anything related to the First Peoples as long as it s well written Native Roots captured my interest from almost the first paragraph.Mr Weatherford has done a great deal of research as one would expect from a professor of anthropology What could be a dry publication written for professionals in his field is presented in an easy to read manner.Although most people know that many place names in the US are of Native origin, most people don t know that many words in the Eng [...]


    2. Hundreds of years ago, Europeans descended upon America, seeking wealth, resources, and freedom Wow , they said, look at all this empty land, naturally beautiful It s got all these great trees and buffalo and horses A few natives here and there, but they re basically just animals They re ignorant, and not doing anything useful with the land.This is still the history, as far as a lot of people are concerned This book explains that the land wasn t lush and beautiful just because that s how it was, [...]


    3. One mark of a good book is that you just keep thinking about it in between the times you are actually reading it, and then again after you ve read it This is one of those books The inside cover of the book sums it up extremely well.igners grafted European society, language, and culture, onto an ancient stem which is now America The combination of first reading Indian Givers by Weatherford and then Native Roots provides such a rich, detailed, and fair backdrop to the events of American history On [...]


    4. Dry at times, but very informative It opened my eyes to how much we owe to Native Americans and whetted my curiosity to find out .


    5. While the book is, as the cover says, thoroughly researched, it does leave one wanting a bit Not sure exactly for what possibly of a human character to the narrative Also, I sometimes feel as if Mr Weatherford was stretching a bit to make his argument Yes, many place names and words are based on Native American languages, but isn t that the way of any conquering army I mean, the Mongols didn t change all of the Middle East place names to Mongolian words What I mean is that it is not a uniquely [...]


    6. Really good overview of how there is so much in our modern society, in social structure, food, language, and , that we owe to the people who lived on this continent before invaders settlers decimated their populations through disease and war Concepts of governing and democracy, so many words we use daily, and so much originated with them Really good author, professor at Macalester, author of Indian Giver, two books on Mongols, and other books, too.


    7. This is a very good beginning of trying to untangle Truth from perception I know perception is truth, so notice I spelled truth with a capital T in the gifts given to our modern world by indigenous peoples If you liked this book you should definitely read Craig Childs House of Rain ere is much work that needs to be done in this area but Jack Weatherford has laid a good foundation If you know only what you think you know from movies and TV, read this book.


    8. Expanded my understanding of Native culture and gave me a greater appreciation of how Native people s truly shaped America I especially enjoyed the chapters on language and place names Wish I had been able to find info on Weatherford I m a little suspect on how his research is viewed by Native peoples Couldn t find any record of him on oyate, which is my go to resource for best Native reading reference.


    9. How did the Indians enrich America White America owes them place names such as Seattle, the help they gave to the explorers and early settlers, the labor done by Indian slaves of whom there were quite a few in the 19th century and before, though not as many as of African slaves , the hunting and fishing techniques the white pioneers borrowed from them.


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



    11. I read this one a few years ago, as I remember it did offer some really good insight to my understanding of Native Americans, but I also remember thinking it was a rather dry read.




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