The First Americans: Prehistory - 1600

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The First Americans: Prehistory - 1600 by Joy Hakim

This book is for ages 9-12



This is the paperback edition. The hardback is also available.

Book Description

Book Description
Thousands of years--way before Christopher Columbus set sail--wandering tribes of hunters made their way from Asia across the Bering land bridge to North America. They didn't know it, but they had discovered a New World. The First Americans is a fascinating re-creation of pre-Columbian Native American life, and it's an adventure of a lifetime! Hunt seals with the Inuit; harvest corn on a cliff-top mesa; hunt the mighty buffalo; and set sail with Leif Erickson, Columbus, and all the early great explorers--Cabot, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Cortes, Henry the Navigator, and more--in this brilliantly told story of America before it was America.
Ages 9-12

About the Author

Joy Hakim is a former teacher, newspaper writer, and editor. She developed A History of US in the classroom, using children as her editors. She didn't expect to get letters from children about the books, but she has a file bulging with their letters - which she calls "an added bonus!"

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Editorial Reviews

Native Americans Books

David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of John Adams
"A big breath of fresh air and the best possible news for the youngsters who get to read them." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Dr. Sonya Friedman, CNN
"An incredible look at who we were when this country began." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Presents the history of the Native Americans from earliest times through the arrival of the first Europeans. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

From the Publisher
Climb into your time-and-space capsule-and hang on tight! Trek across Beringia with the hunter-gatherers. Hunt seals with the Inuit; harvest corn on a cliff-top mesa; hunt the mighty buffalo. Sail with Leif Eriksson and Christopher Columbus. Stand with the conquistadors at the gates of a splendid Aztec city. The world of the First Americans in about to change forever.

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