Years ago, humans journeyed across different lands which made their descendants explore the west coast of South America, although it’s not known when the first humans settled in America. After some years, American Indians or Native Americans developed different languages, values, and different cultures, making them different from each other. Climate change encouraged Native Americans to engage in the farming of different crops which helped them acquire special farming skills that they survived on, and after some time, these Americans developed states. Europeans began invading these Native American states in 1491, bringing diseases like smallpox that severely affected the Native Americans, wiping out many native cities that were doing well.
Most Native American states resisted the Europeans, but certain factors worked against them, meaning that their resistance didn’t last for a long time. After years of conflict, Native American states have begun to prosper, while shining a light that others have followed. Reading Native American history is interesting, so we’ll discuss the best books that simply explain Native American history. The first sublime book to go for when you’re looking for Native American history is titled “1491”, and it was written by Charles Mann, who is a superb storyteller. Charles made deep studies to come up with facts that were used in writing this book, and by reading his book, you’ll get a clear picture of Americans in 1491. In Mann’s book, you’ll see that America wasn’t a nation that was just waiting for Europeans to arrive, they had civilization which showed how great they were. Charles’s book gives a hemispheric overview of Native American history, making it the best book you can read on American history.
Another book that simply explains Native American history is titled “The Columbian Exchange”, and it was written by a writer called Alfred Crosby. This book was published in 1972, yet it remains one of the best books in Native American history, even though more books have surfaced. Crosby used his book to discuss how the disease affected Americans, making it the first book that did so. The last book we’ll discuss is titled “Custer Died For Your Sins” which was written by Vine Deriola.
Vine Deriola was an influential Native American when he was alive, so it’s not surprising that he wrote a superb book on the history of Native Americans. Some pages of this book are funny, but that is how Vine Deriola wanted the book to be. Scholars have continued to write more books on this subject, so you’ll see hundreds of books when you go to a library.