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  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (Oct. 29 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470148411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470148419
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 2.3 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #716,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Get an authentic perspective on Native peoples past, present and future

Understand key historical events as they actually happened

Want to know more about America's indigenous peoples? This straightforward guide breaks down their thousand-year-plus history and explains their influence on European settlement of the continent. Gain fresh insight into the major tribal nations; their customs and traditions; warfare and famous battles; and the lives of such icons as Pocahontas, Sitting Bull, and Sacagawea.

Discover:

  • How tribes formed and where they migrated

  • The impact of Spain and France on the New World

  • The lives of influential Indian men and women

  • How Native peoples maximized their environment

  • The meanings of their beliefs, symbols, and rituals

About the Author

Dorothy Lippert, PhD: Dorothy is Choctaw and an archaeologist. She received her BA from Rice University and her MA and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. She works in the Repatriation Office of the National Museum of Natural History. Dorothy serves on the Executive of the World Archaeological Congress and on the Board of Directors for the Society for American Archaeology. Her research interests include the development of Indigenous archaeology, repatriation, ethics, and the archaeology and bioarchaeology of the Southeastern United States.

Stephen J. Spignesi: Stephen Spignesi is a best-selling author of more than 40 books, including his highly-acclaimed debut novel, DIALOGUES (Bantam). His latest book is George Washington’s Leadership Lessons (Wiley) written with James Rees, the Executive Director of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. He is also the co-author of Second Homes for Dummies (Wiley). His book, JFK Jr. (Citadel), was a New York Times best-seller.


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