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In the Hands of the Great Spirit Jake Page

In the Hands of the Great Spirit By Jake Page

In the Hands of the Great Spirit by Jake Page


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Summary

Unprecedented, dramatic and persuasive. The first complete, one-volume history of the American Indians to explain the 20,000 year history from their point of view.

In the Hands of the Great Spirit Summary

In the Hands of the Great Spirit: The 20,000-Year History of American Indians by Jake Page

In the past two decades, a new breed of historians, anthropologists and archaeologist have uncovered a fuller, richer and surprising view of the entire American Indian experience. Jake Page, one of the Southwest's most distinguished writers and a long time student of Indian history, weaves these vast threads of information - including historical documents, archaeological artefacts and the Indians' oral legends - into a compelling narrative. Today, we know that the first Americans arrived here long before the once-accepted date of 11,500 years ago. We know that Indian life before Columbus featured massive upheavals, and that life after Columbus was affected more by disease and do-gooders than gunslingers. This is the true history of the Indians, from the long lost moundbuilding societies of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys, to the waves of confederation from King Phillip to Tecumseh, all the way to the astonishing coast-to-coast revival of the past few decades.

In the Hands of the Great Spirit Reviews

Santa Fe New Mexican A history survey and narrative with no equal, In the Hands of the Great Spirit is a work that belongs on the shelves of anyone who aims to gain a deeper understanding of the history, suffering, and triumphs of this land's original inhabitants.
Phoenix New Times Page brings scholarly detail as well as literary flair to this epic account.
Publishers Weekly (starred review) A magnum opus...fills an enormous gap in the popular historical literature.
The Washington Post Judicious, as well as flowing, lucid, and satisfying....Great praise goes to Page for joining so many others in getting out the story of Indian nations.

About Jake Page

Jake Page is a former editor of both Natural History and Smithsonian magazines, and author of numerous magazine articles and books on topics related to American Indian history, culture, and art. He is also the author of seven mystery novels and alternative history novels that involve Indian themes and characters, and was called by The Denver Post "one of the Southwest's most distinguished writers." He lives in Corrales, New Mexico.

Additional information

GOR002390380
9780684855776
0684855771
In the Hands of the Great Spirit: The 20,000-Year History of American Indians by Jake Page
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster
2004-06-21
480
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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