By Emory Dean Keoke

Encyclopedia of yankee Indian Contributions to the area is a different A-to-Z connection with the immense choices made by way of American Indians all through historical past. greater than 450 entries offer a landscape of little-known information regarding the wealthy inventiveness of indigenous peoples of North, principal, and South the US. To be incorporated within the publication, the article should have originated in a single of these 3 areas, were utilized by Indian humans, and feature been followed not directly by means of different cultures. whereas a lot of these contributions can essentially be proven to were first invented or utilized by Indians, a few entries disguise innovations that have been made independently by means of others besides. In those instances, the original gains of the yankee Indian technology or expertise are coated and in comparison to the opposite model of the article or procedure. Entries comprise: Trousers (25,000 B.C.); Agriculture (8000-7000 B.C.); Adobe (3000 B.C.); Tax procedure (2000 B.C.); city making plans (1700 B.C.); Geometry (1200 B.C.); Scalpels (1000 B.C.); activities helmets (300 B.C.); electrical energy (200 B.C.-A.D. 600); Zoned biodiversity (A.D. 595); Cigars (A.D. 1000); Aroma treatment (A.D. 1100-1519); Hydraulics (A.D. 1300); Thanksgiving (A.D. 1621); Appaloosa horse breed (A.D. 1710); Diabetes drugs (A.D. 1928).

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