The History of the American Indians

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James Adair was a passionate chronicler, explorer and trader who ventured through North America in an effort to discover new lands and exchange goods with the native peoples. He spent decades traversing what is now the Deep South of the United States, and was among the first white men to discover certain tribes, distinguishing between their behaviors and customs with a depth no historian had managed.

Although this book has some controversial assertions that have been debunked, James Adair has many descendants among the Cherokee Nation and his work is a testament of perspectives of his time. Adair, James. Paperback. Original publish date: 1775.