A beautifully illustrated, scholarly look into the civilizations before the time of Columbus in America. Focuses on three main questions: Was the "New World" really new? Why were small groups of poorly equipped Europeans able to defeat large Native American societies? What impact did the thriving native civilizations leave on the land?
The "Before Columbus" book presents new research in a compelling case that Native Americans created societies that were older, bigger and more highly developed than historians have traditionally thought.