First Americans: Prehistory - 1600 by
book is for ages 9-12
is the paperback edition. The
is also available.
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.
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
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.
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.
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