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Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America Summary
Jack Weatherford

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Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America Summary

Plot Summary

Native Roots: How The Indians Enriched America was written by popular historian Jack Weatherford about many of the unacknowledged contributions that Native Americans made to the contemporary culture of the United States and Canada. Each chapter is a self-contained unit with a particular lesson about how Native American influences, figures, stories, events, culture, technology or religion contributed to some well-known phenomena. It also aims to dispel a number of myths about the Native Americans, in particular by distinguishing sharply between nations, tribes and the regions that they inhabit.

Many myths are unmasked but several in particular should be mentioned. First, Weatherford shows that the Native Americans had many different forms of life beyond the merely nomadic and occasionally agricultural. When he discusses the ancient Native American city of Cahokia, the ruins of which are located just east of modern-day St. Louis, the reader gets an impression of a...

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