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The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Americas, their descendants, and many ethnic groups who identify with those peoples. They are often also referred to as Native Americans, First Nations and by Christopher Columbus' historical mistake Indians, modernly disambiguated as the American Indian race, American Indians, Amerindians, Amerinds or Red Indians. It's now considered racially insensitiveto call this race "Red Indians".

According to the still-debated New World migration model, a migration of humans from Eurasia to the Americas took place via Beringia, a land bridge which formerly connected the two continents across what is now the Bering Strait. These early Paleoamericans soon spread throughout the Americas, diversifying into many hundreds of culturally distinct nations and tribes. According to the oral histories of many of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, they have been living there since their genesis, described by a wide range of traditional creation accounts.

Application of the term "Indian" originated with Christopher Columbus, who thought that he hadreached India (his original destination). This served to imagine a kind of racial or cultural unity for the aboriginal peoples of the Americas. Once created, the unified "Indian" was codified in law, religion, and politics. The unitary idea of "Indians" was not originally shared by indigenous peoples, but many now embrace the identity.

While some indigenous peoples of the Americas were historically hunter-gatherers, many practiced aquaculture and agriculture. The impact of their agricultural endowment to the world is a testament to their time and work in reshaping, taming, and cultivating the flora indigenous to the Americas. Some societies depended heavily on agriculture while others practiced a mix of farming, hunting, and gathering. In some regions the indigenous peoples created monumental architecture, large-scale organized cities, chiefdoms, states, and massive empires.

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American Heritage History of the Indian Wars
by Robert M. Utley, Wilcomb E. Washburn
Revised from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 6th-Adult
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
American Indian Prayer Guide
by Danette Maloof, Dean Cozzens
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 4th-7th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
American Indians - Treasure Chest
by Fiona MacDonald
1st edition
for 3rd-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Arrow Over the Door
by Joseph Bruchac
from Puffin Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Atlas of the North American Indian
by Carl Waldman
1st edition from Facts On File
for 9th-Adult
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Attack at Michilimackinac 1763
by David Armour
from Mackinac State Historic Parks
for 8th-12th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: B01-05A)
Battle of the Little Bighorn
by R. Conrad Stein
from Children's Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Bentwood Box
by Nan McNutt
from Sasquatch Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Book of Indians
by Holling C. Holling
1st edition from Platt and Munk Publishers
for 3rd-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky
by Susan Jeffers
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Buffalo Bill's Great Wild West Show
Landmark #73
by Walter Havighurst
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Buffalo Hunt
by Russell Freedman
from Holiday House
Historical Non-Fiction for 4th-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Button Blanket
from Sasquatch Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Captain Cort├ęs Conquers Mexico
World Landmark #45
by William Johnson
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Children of the Longhouse
by Joseph Bruchac
Reprint from Puffin Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Cortez & the Conquest of Mexico
by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
from William R. Scott Inc.
for 9th-12th grade
in 17th Century Literature (Location: CLT-17C)
Crazy Horse: Young War Chief
Childhood of Famous Americans
by George Edward Stanley
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: A12-07D)
Crossing Bok Chitto
by Tim Tingle
from Cinco Puntos Pres
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
DK Eyewitness: North American Indian
DK Eyewitness Series
by David Murdoch
from DK Publishing
HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Encyclopedia of the North American Indian
by James Ciment
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Exiled to the Red River
Trailblazer Books
by Dave and Neta Jackson
from Bethany House
for 3rd-7th grade
in Trailblazer Books (Location: A11-01C)
Fear in the Forest
by Cateau de Leeuw
from Bethlehem Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
First Houses: Native American Homes and Sacred Structures
by Jean Guard Monroe, Ray A. Williamson
from Houghton Mifflin
for 6th-12th grade
in Houses & Homes (Location: B03-00B)
Flight of the Nez Perce
Highlights from American History
by Bill Schneider
Revised from Falcon Press Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Geronimo: Wolf of the Warpath
Landmark #81
by Ralph Moody
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Geronimo: Young Warrior
Childhood of Famous Americans
by George Edward Stanley
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: A12-07D)
Great Indian Chiefs
from Bellerophon Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Great Indians of California
by Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
from Bellerophon Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Great Native Americans - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Peter Copeland
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Guests
by Michael Dorris
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest
by Robert H. Ruby, John A. Brown
Revised from University of Oklahoma Press
for 8th-Adult
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Hiawatha
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1st edition from Puffin Books
Poetry for 4th-8th
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Hiawatha
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
from Scholastic Inc.
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
History Pockets: Native Americans
by Karen Lowther
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 1st-3rd grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
If You Lived with the Cherokee
by Peter Roop, Connie Roop
from Scholastic Inc.
for 2nd-5th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
If You Lived with the Hopi Indians
by Anne Kamma
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-5th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
If You Lived With the Sioux Indians
If You Were There
by Ann McGovern
from Scholastic Inc.
for 2nd-5th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
In the Hands of the Cave Dwellers
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: A05-04A)
Indian Captive
by Lois Lenski
from HarperCollins
Historical Fiction for 4th-9th grade
1942 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Indian How Book
by Arthur C. Parker
Unknown from Dover Publications
for 4th-9th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Indian Life in Pre-Columbian North America - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by John Green & Stanley Appelbaum
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Indian Tribes of North America - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Peter Copeland
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Indian Village - Sticker Activity Book
from Dover Publications
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Dover Little Activity Books (Location: A02-DLA)
Indian Winter
by Russell Freedman
from Scholastic Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Indians
Tales of the Wild West Volume 3
by Rick Steber
from Bonanza Publishing
for 4th-7th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Indians of the Northwest
by Petra Press
from Courage Books
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell
Anv from Sandpiper Books
Realistic Fiction for 5th-8th grade
1961 Newbery Medal winner
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Kaiulani
Royal Diaries
by Ellen Emerson White
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Royal Diaries (Location: A10-04B)
Koom of the Tillamooks
by Margaret Watt Edwards
First Edition; Second Printing from Binford & Mort Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Kunu
by Kenneth Thomasma
from Baker Books
Historical Fiction for 4th-7th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
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