Good books that describe life here before and during the European influx.


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The First Frontier by Scott Weidensaul. Focuses on the period from discovery up to the revolutionary period. A lot happened in those 275 years that I had never heard of. Eastern North America was a pretty brutal place in those days.
I’ve got that book, and I love it.
Besides some of the ones already mentioned, A New Voyage to Carolina by John Lawson is one of my favorites.

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann is another good one. And Definitely Bartram's Travels.
Listen to every hint to old books and old folks tales, I was talking to a old farmer few years ago and he told me of a rock in a cypress swamp that was a meteor and was to take me there. I was reading " Cold before morning " a Florida book on early setting and there it was in 1800s it was witnessed crossing Gainesville Florida. Hes gone and I never took him up on it. Knowledge missed.
That’s a good one too. I’ve got that one, and it took quite a while to find it, and it wasn’t very cheap. lol