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1491 (Second Edition)
New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Written by Charles C. Mann

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3205-1 (1-4000-3205-9)

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

In the last twenty years, archeologists and anthropologists equipped with a battery of new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries that have completely changed their understanding... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann

Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $30.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-26572-2 (0-307-26572-2)

From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history that explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs.

More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally... Read more >

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National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West
Capturing 125 Years of Majesty, Spirit, and Adventure
Introduction by James C. McNutt

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0956-7 (1-4262-0956-8)

The Wild West is perhaps the most enduring of American myths, but the reality is even more compelling. It’s a magical place of extraordinary people, exciting events, and stunning scenery--big sky, wide-open spaces, epic grandeur, and pristine wilderness. National Geographic brings together award-winning photographers to capture this outsized land of majestic... Read more >

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From The Heart
Voices of the American Indian
Written by Lee Miller

Format: Trade Paperback, 428 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 1996
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76891-3 (0-679-76891-2)

Lee Miller retrieves the voices of Indian people over five centuries and weaves them into an alternate history of the continent, while introducing us to the grandeur and diversity of the 500 nations who held this land before the first European set foot on it. Here, collected in one volume, is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Pueblo Bonito
Center of the Chacoan World
Written by Jill E. Neitzel

Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: March 17, 2003
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-131-0 (1-58834-131-3)

Pueblo Bonito is the largest and most famous ruin in New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Built by the ancestral Puebloan people some 1,000 years ago, the ruin testifies to one of the oldest and most complex societies ever discovered in North America. Study of the large corpus of data... Read more >

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Before and after the Horizon
Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes
Edited by David Penney

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-452-6 (1-58834-452-5)

Before and after the Horizon is the only book to consider the work of Anishinaabe artists overall and to discuss 500 years of Anishinaabe art history. This book--which accompanies an exhibition of the same title opening in August 2013 at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York--reveals how... Read more >

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The Trickster
A Study in American Indian Mythology
Written by Paul Radin

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 13, 1987
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0351-6 (0-8052-0351-6)

Introduction by Stanley Diamond, Commentaries by Karl Kernyi and C.G. Jung. The Myth of the Trickster is one of the earliest and most universal expressions of mankind; nowhere does it survive in more starkly archaic form that in the uninhibited episodes of the Winnebago Trickster Cycle, recorded here in full. Radin... Read more >

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Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley

Written by Ephraim Squier

Format: Trade Paperback, 324 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 1998
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-898-4 (1-56098-898-3)

Originally published in 1848 as the first major work in the nascent discipline as well as the first publication of the newly established Smithsonian Institution, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley remains today not only a key document in the history of American archaeology but also the primary source of information... Read more >

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Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

Written by John Lloyd Stephens

Format: Trade Paperback, 286 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: March 17, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-651-5 (1-56098-651-4)

A lively, eloquent guide to the Maya ruins of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, as entertaining today as when it was first published in 1843, Stephens’ guide recounts his two trips made to the region between 1839 and 1842. It includes extensive accounts of 44 Maya sites as well as of Yucatan folkways... Read more >

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African-Native American Lives in the Americas
Edited by Gabrielle Tayac

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 26, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-271-3 (1-58834-271-9)

Throughout American history, people of combined African and Native American descent have often struggled for acceptance, not only from dominant cultures but also from their own communities. In this collection of twenty-seven groundbreaking essays, authors from across the Americas explore the complex personal histories and contemporary lives of people with a... Read more >

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Death and Rebirth of Seneca

Written by Anthony Wallace

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1972
Price: $15.20
ISBN: 978-0-394-71699-2 (0-394-71699-X)

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-fiction

This is a cultural study of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society that he and his followers achieved in the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Indian Givers
How Native Americans Transformed the World
Written by Jack Weatherford

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71715-3 (0-307-71715-1)

After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and an eBook.

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Savages and Civilization

Written by Jack Weatherford

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 7, 1995
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90957-7 (0-449-90957-3)

In Indian Givers and Native Roots Weatherford wrote of the clash between Native American and European cultures; in Savages and Civilization he widens his scope to illuminate the global scale of ethnic strife as the indigenous peoples that are facing the loss of their cultural identities demonstrate a growing resistance to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rainforest Medicine
Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon
Written by Jonathon Miller Weisberger
Illustrated by Pablo Amaringo, Thomas Wang and Agustin Payaguaje
Foreword by Daniel Pinchbeck

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-608-4 (1-58394-608-X)

Chronicling the practices, legends, and wisdom of the vanishing traditions of the upper Amazon, this book reveals the area’s indigenous peoples’ approach to living in harmony with the natural world. Rainforest Medicine features in-depth essays on plant-based medicine and indigenous science from four distinct Amazonian societies: deep forest and urban, lowland... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Voices of Ancestors

Written by Dhyani Ywahoo

Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 12, 1987
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-87773-410-9 (0-87773-410-0)

Ywahoo, a member of the traditional Etowach Band of the Eastern Tsalagi (Cherokee) Nation, shares the oral teachings of her people. Read more >
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