The Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans


This book was published in January 2013.

It was incredibly difficult to write, because the subject matter is emotionally fraught and therefore painful to read about.

I’m interested in how certain people, outside of the remit of the ‘developed’ world, live, or, in some cases, used to live.

One idea leads to another, and finding out about the wild Camas plains of the Native Americans, and how entire tribes would decamp to the maple woods to tap the syrup, developed into a fully-fledged book about other aspects of the Native Americans, their lives and their histories, and their innate connection with the land.

It’s a fascinating subject, and with this book I wanted to offer a taster for the many different facets of these people, hopefully to inspire deeper investigation. It’s out via Harper Collins.

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