When Columbus Landed In , The New World Was Far From Being A Vast Expanse Of Empty Wilderness It Was Home To Some Seventy Five Million People They Ranged From The Arctic To Tierra Del Fuego, Spoke As Many As Two Thousand Different Languages, And Lived In Groups That Varied From Small Bands Of Hunter Gatherers To The Sophisticated And Dazzling Empires Of The Incas And Aztecs This Brilliantly Detailed And Documented Volume Brings Together Essays By Fifteen Leading Scholars Field To Present A Comprehensive And Richly Evocative Portrait Of Native American Life On The Eve Of Columbus S First LandfallDeveloped At The D Arcy McNickle Center For The History Of The American Indian And Edited By Award Winning Author Alvin M Josehpy, Jr America InIs An Invaluable Work That Combines The Insights Of Historians, Anthropologists, And Students Of Art, Religion, And Folklore Its Dozens Of Illustrations, Drawn From Largely From The Rare Books And Manuscripts Housed At The Newberry Library, Open A Window On Worlds Flourished In The Americas Five Hundred Years Ago
An American historian who specialized in Native American topics He served as a combat correspondent during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for his coverage of the U.S capture of Guam His interest in Native American history started during an assignment from Time Magazine.
- 496 pages
- America in 1492: The World of the Indian Peoples Before the Arrival of Columbus
- Alvin M. Josephy Jr.
- 01 July 2018 Alvin M. Josephy Jr.