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In the Shadow of Our Ancestors

The Inventions and Genius of the First Peoples

by Wayne Arthurson

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publisher: Eschia Books
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Searching through the annals of North American history uncovers the diverse and astounding contributions by the Natives of the Americas who formed the world we know today. In the Shadow of Our Ancestors explores the rich history of the indigenous peoples of North America and leaves us in awe of their stunning achievements and inventions: * The Great Law of Peace -- The ideals, words and symbols of the Iroquois Confederacy inspired the governments of the New World to form democracies that recognized, in their constitutions, the rights of all people * Potatoes -- The lowly potato, a staple food of Natives for almost 15,000 years, was unknown outside the Americas until Europeans arrived; now, with almost 4000 varieties, it is the fourth most-consumed agricultural product in the world * Sacagawea -- The settlement of western North America was inspired and influenced by the results of the Lewis and Clark expedition in the early 1800s, with the journey's success made possible because of a Native woman named Sacagawea, whose presence paved the way for the explorers to be seen as a peaceful party.

Contributor Notes

Award-winning author Wayne Arthurson is an Aboriginal freelance writer from Edmonton, Alberta. He has written professionally for over 20 years and has worked full time as a journalist, editor, communications officer and an advertising copywriter. He has more than 100 articles, five history books and three novels already published, including the Fall From Grace, winner of the Alberta Readers’ Choice award. Wayne is a member of the Board of Directors for the Edmonton Arts Council.

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