Indian Givers

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2010-08-03
  • Publisher: Broadway Books

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In a fascinating new look at the Indians of North and South America, Indian Givers proves these people were instrumental in shaping world culture--from the monetary system to our diets to political organizations and our beliefs.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Silver and Money Capitalismp. 1
Piracy, Slavery, and the Birth of Corporationsp. 27
The American Indian Path to Industrializationp. 51
The Food Revolutionp. 77
Indian Agricultural Technologyp. 102
The Culinary Revolutionp. 128
Liberty, Anarchism, and the Noble Savagep. 151
The Founding Indian Fathersp. 171
Red Sticks and Revolutionp. 194
The Indian Healerp. 224
The Drug Connectionp. 252
Architecture and Urban Planningp. 279
The Pathfindersp. 301
When Will America Be Discovered?p. 319
Referencesp. 329
Acknowledgmentsp. 341
Indexp. 343
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