THE REAL AMERICANS by A. Hyatt Verrill


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Here's a book that upsets many of the misconceptions about American Indians, and that offers some very controversial data in a casual, almost conversational style. Both Mr. and Mrs. Verrill are proud of the Indian blood in their veins; they've been lifelong students of Indian lore, and have lived among them, in various sections. He refutes some of the white man's myths; he shows by statistics that the Indians are no longer the ""vanishing Americans"", he points out instances of their prosperity. He skirts some of the issues of their treatment and goes on to his provocative notions on their antiquity. He claims that the artifacts in recent excavations point to an Indian culture of the time of the giant mammals. Plus sale for young adults.

Pub Date: April 23rd, 1954
Publisher: Putnam