Who Was First?

Who Was First?

Discovering the Americas

Book - 2007
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Many generations of American schoolchildren were taught that Columbus discovered America, and a holiday reminds us every October. But historical investigation in recent years has shown us otherwise. There is evidence that adventurers, explorers, traders, and nomads from various parts of the globe set foot on American soil long before 1492. And expeditions that landed in the Americas reported people already living there--indicating that America had been "discovered" before.
Russell Freedman brings his legendary skills as researcher and storyteller to this fresh and intriguing look at the American past. Colorful legends and first-person accounts are woven into the riveting narrative, which also illuminates the way historians and mapmakers have gathered, evaluated, and recorded information throughout the ages.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780618663910
Branch Call Number: J 970.01 FRE
Characteristics: vii, 88 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ;,25 cm

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Columbus often gets the credit for “discovering” America, but look at the evidence that other people came here first, including how the Native Americans first came here.

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