Encounters at the Heart of the World by Elizabeth A. Fenn

This historical book delves into the rich and vibrant history of the Mandan Indians, a Native American tribe from the Great Plains region of the United States. The book details their complex agricultural society, their interactions with European explorers and traders, and the devastating impact of smallpox epidemics on their population. The narrative provides a comprehensive and vivid account of the tribe's cultural practices, social structures, and their resilience in the face of adversity.

The 11298th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1

Since this book was first published in 2014, there is a penalty of 64.0%. The age adjusted score is 0.36.

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