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The New World: Prehistory-1542 (Discovering U.S. History)


"Discovering U.S. History" spans the complex and varied history of the United States from prehistoric times to the present day. Each title brings to life the people and events that have shaped the nation through a clear and entertaining narrative, interesting boxed insets, and lively full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Students will find these books valuable for reports, prime supplements to textbooks, or simply interesting reading.



Introduction: A Place Called America 7
Map: New World and Native Americans 10
1 Beyond Beringia 13
2 The First Americans 19
3 Indians of the Southwest 28
4 Indians of the East 40
5 People of the Great Plains 52
6 Indian Nations of the Far West 63
7 Europeans on the Move 73
8 Columbus and the New World 86
9 Explorers and Conquerors 98
Chronology and Timeline 112
Glossary 116
Bibliography 119
Further Resources 121
Picture Credits 123
Index 124
About the Author and Consultant 128

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