Indians of the Americas a Color-illustrated Record by Matthew W. Stirling 1955 National Geographic Society

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Embark on a vivid journey through the diverse cultures and histories of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas with "Indians of the Americas: A Color-Illustrated Record." Authored by Matthew W. Stirling and published in 1955 by the National Geographic Society, this hardcover book serves as an engaging and informative overview of the civilizations that have shaped both North and South America.

From the Aztecs and Incas to the Comanches and Apaches, Stirling provides a captivating look at the rich tapestry of Native American life, their struggles against European invaders, and their unparalleled contributions to the world's cultural heritage.


  • Title: Indians of the Americas: A Color-Illustrated Record
  • Author: Matthew W. Stirling
  • Publication Date: 1955
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 548
  • Dimensions: 10x7x1 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Wear on the cover, signed by the previous owner as shown in the photos

Three Key Elements:

  1. This book draws readers into the vibrant world of Indigenous American cultures, offering a window into the lives of the Aztecs, Incas, Mayans, and many other tribes. Stirling's narrative, enriched by detailed color illustrations, brings to life the ceremonies, traditions, and daily activities of these ancient civilizations.
  2. "Indians of the Americas" is an invaluable resource for understanding the profound impact of Indigenous peoples on the Americas and the world. The book delves into the resistance against Spanish and English invasions, shedding light on the factors that shaped the outcomes of these conflicts, including disease and differing military tactics.
  3. A must-have for enthusiasts of American Indian history, this book enriches any collection dedicated to understanding the Americas' past. It fosters a deeper appreciation for the diverse and complex histories of Indigenous peoples and their enduring legacies.

We invite you to explore the remarkable histories and cultures of Indigenous Americans through "Indians of the Americas." Whether you're a long-time enthusiast or new to the subject, this book offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the topic.


For those looking to deepen their knowledge of American Indian history, check out the Vintage History collection.  Browse more books that complement your history library, offering insights and illustrations that bring the past vividly to life.

Wrapping Up:

"Indians of the Americas" by Matthew W. Stirling is a captivating and essential read for anyone interested in the rich histories of Indigenous peoples across the Americas. Its detailed illustrations and comprehensive coverage make it an excellent addition to any collection.


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