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Developed at the D Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian and edited by award-winning author Alvin Josephy, Jr., America in 1492 is an invaluable collection of essays by fifteen prominent historians, anthropologists, and scholars of art, religion, and folklore. With the dozens of illustrations, drawn largely from the rare books and manuscripts housed at the Newberry Library, this work opens a window on worlds that flourished in the Americas five hundred years ago. With an Introduction by the editor and an Afterword by Vine Deloria, Jr.
Table of Contents
Part One: We the People, 1492
1. N. Scott Momaday, "The Becoming of the Native: Man in America before Columbus"
2. Robin Ridington, "Northern Hunters"
3. Richard D. Daughterty, "People of the Salmon"
4. Peter Iverson, "Taking Care of the Earth and Sky"
5. Peter Nabokov with Dean Snow, "Farmers of the Woodlands"
6. Miguel Leon-Portilla, "Men of Maiz"
7. Louis C. Faron, "A Continent on the Move"
8. Alan Kolata, "In the Realm of the Four Quarters"
Part Two: American Civilization, 1492
9. Joel Sherzer, "A Richness of Voices"
10. Sam D. Gill, "Religious Forms and Themes"
11. Jay Miller, "A Kinship of Spirit"
12. Francis Jennings, "American Frontiers"
13. Clara Sue Kidwell, "Systems of Knowledge"
14. Christian F. Feest, "The Pervasive World of Arts"
Afterword by Vine Deloria, Jr.