Introduction

“Times Are Altered with Us Indians”
  • Colin G. Calloway
Part of the The Bedford Series in History and Culture book series (BSHC)

Abstract

For thousands of years before Europeans set foot in North America, Indian peoples pioneered, settled, and shaped the land. Societies and traditions evolved and changed; civilizations rose and fell. By the time Europeans arrived and believed they had “discovered” America, the original inhabitants had developed long histories, a wealth of stories and legends, diverse political systems and social structures, hundreds of different languages, complex religions and elaborate rituals, beautiful art forms, practical styles of architecture, and far-reaching networks of trade and communication.

Keywords

Corn Europe Pneumonia Influenza Tuberculosis 

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© Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin G. Calloway
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WyomingUSA

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