The Native American Experience
Without a doubt, there is one event in the history of Native Americans that overshadows all others in its impact on their cultures--the discovery of the Western Hemisphere by European explorers. This pivotal motif is at the center of "The Native American Experience," which tells the story of America's native peoples from their Ice Age migration to the influence of Native American cultures today. After providing an overview of early tribal history, Jay Wertz examines tribes from coast to coast through the lens of their tumultuous relationship with settlers and others over the centuries. Sure to be treasured by anyone interested in Native Americans and their far-reaching impact on North America's development, "The Native American Experience" truly brings their history to life. It features more than 200 full-color and black-and-white illustrations, as well as thirty rare and newly researched removable facsimile historical documents from key U.S. archives. Includes: An issue of "The Cherokee Phoenix" newspaper from 1828; A Mid-Eighteenth century map based on the travels of Chegeree, a Native American; President Lincoln's hand-written pardon of 38 Dakota warriors; Top-secret Navajo Code Talker documents from the Second World War; A full-size replica of the painting "God Gives the World to Arapaho Children" by America Meredith.
64 pp ~ illustrated — ©2008