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First People tells the story of Native Americans—from their arrival on the continent 10,000 years ago to their search for identity in the modern world. Avoiding standard clichés and easy generalizations, the book presents each tribe as an individual, evolving culture, with its own history, artwork, and traditions. With a wealth of modern and historic images, innovative page layouts, and compelling first-person accounts, this is an eye-opening look at the richness and variety of North American tribes, and a moving account of the European conquest.
About the Author
David King is a Fulbright scholar with a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge. He is the author of the acclaimed Finding Atlantis; Vienna, 1814; and Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris. King taught European history at the University of Kentucky for several years. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife and children.