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The First Americans

Hakim, Joy (Book - 2003 )
The First Americans

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Presents the history of the Native Americans from earliest times through the arrival of the first Europeans.
Authors: Hakim, Joy
Title: The first Americans
Publisher: New York :, Oxford University Press,, c2003
Edition: 3rd ed
Characteristics: 184 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. maps ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Joy Hakim
Contents: History? Why?
Away with time
In the beginning
Feature: Old mysteries and new discoveries
How the first Americans became Indians
Feature: Some thoughts on dinosaurs and the earth
Put on your earmuffs
Feature: Life in the far north
Cliff dwellers and others
The show-offs
Feature: People of the northwest coast
Taking a tour
Plains Indians are not plain at all
Feature: Buffalo on the great plains
Feature: How did they say "mom"?
Mound for mound, those are heavy hills
Feature: Digging up dirt on the mound builders
Indians of the eastern forests
People of the long house
Let's turn north
Feature: The Vikings at L'Anse Aux Meadows
Feature: How do you know what you know?
Feature: Navigation instruments
The power of the press
A boy named Christopher has a dream
A new land is "discovered"
Feature: From Columbus's pen
The next voyage
Stowaways: worms and a dog
Sailing around the world
What's in a name?
Feature: The first map to include "America"
About beliefs and ideas
Feature: Stories of how the world began
New Spain
Feature: Ways of reading and writing
Feature: Life among the Maya and Aztec
Feature: Tenochtitlan
Ponce de Leon, Pizarro, and Spanish colonies
Gloom, doom, and a bit of cheer
North of New Spain
Looking for Cibola with Coronado
Conquistadors: California to Florida
A place called Santa Fe
Las Casas Cares
The big picture
From Spain to England to France
France in America: pirates and adventurers
Rain, ambush, and murder
New France
Feature: Traveling by canoe and portage
Elizabeth and friends
Utopia in America
Lost: a colony
Feature: From John White's log
An armada is a fleet of ships
The end: keep reading
Chronology of events
Summary: Presents the history of the Native Americans from earliest times through the arrival of the first Europeans.
ISBN: 019515259X
Branch Call Number: j 970.1 H155f 2003
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