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Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN10: 0816069719 ISBN13: 9780816069712 DDC: 641.3/0089/97 LCC: E98 Edition: (electronic bk.)


By the time European conquistadores and colonizers arrived in the Americas, starting in 1492, American Indians had already invented sophisticated hunting and fishing technology. They gathered hundreds of plants for food, fiber, and medicine, and first domesticated three-quarters of the food crops raised in the world today. Food, Farming, and Hunting covers the many contributions that American Indians have made throughout history, including the various tools used in hunting, such as bolas, bows and arrows, and camouflage, and the different methods of fishing for each culture. The volume identif.


Cover; Front Matter; Contents; Note on Photos; Author's Note; Introduction; 1. Hunting; 2. Fishing; 3. Gathering; 4. Ancient Farming; 5. Agriculture Changes and Grows; 6. Major American Indian Food Crops; 7. More Foods That American Indians Grew or Raised; 8. Food Preservation and Storage; 9. How American Indians Cooked and What They Ate; Glossary of Ancient Cultures of the Americas; Tribes Organized by Culture Area; Appendix: Maps; Further Reading; Index. Electronic reproduction.Available via World Wide Web.Access may be limited to libraries affiliated with Ebooks Corporation.


  • LCC: E98
  • Dewey Decimal: 641.3/0089/97

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: 161 p.
  • Edition Info: (electronic bk.)


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