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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)
$9.60 (1 in stock)
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)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Ancient Indians of the Southwest
by David Grant Noble
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
$2.80 (1 in stock)
Animal Lore & Legend - Bear
by E. K. Caldwell
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
$1.80 (1 in stock)
Anpao
by Jamake Highwater
from HarperCollins
for 5th-9th grade
in Clearance: Fiction (Location: ACL-FIC)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Arrow Over the Door
by Joseph Bruchac
from Puffin Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$4.79
Atlas of the North American Indian
by Carl Waldman
1st edition from Facts On File
for 9th-Adult
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
$7.60 (1 in stock)
Attack at Michilimackinac 1763
by David Armour
from Mackinac State Historic Parks
for 8th-12th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: B01-05A)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Battle of the Little Bighorn
by R. Conrad Stein
from Children's Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Bentwood Box
by Nan McNutt
from Sasquatch Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Birchbark House
by Louise Erdrich
1st edition from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$2.00 (4 in stock)
Black Hawk
by Joanne Oppenheim
from Troll Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: A12-05)
$0.80 (1 in stock)
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky
by Susan Jeffers
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$2.80 (1 in stock)
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)
$7.16
Button Blanket
from Sasquatch Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Canaan
by Donald McCaig
from W. W. Norton and Co.
for Adult
in Clearance: Literature (Location: ACL-LIT)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
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)
$4.79
Coronado and the Discovery of the Southwest
by A. Grove Day
First Edition from Meredith Corporation
for 5th-9th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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)
$9.80 (1 in stock)
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)
$7.16
Crossing Bok Chitto
by Tim Tingle
from Cinco Puntos Pres
for 1st-3rd grade
Texas Bluebonnet Master Award List 2008-2009
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$17.95
Custer Adventure
by Richard Upton
from Old Army Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Custer's Last Battle
by Paul Goble
Reprint from University of Nebraska
for 7th-12th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Daily Life in a Plains Indian Village 1868
by Michael Bad Hand Terry
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-7th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
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)
$12.79
DK Eyewitness: North American Indian
DK Eyewitness Series
by David Murdoch
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Encyclopedia of the North American Indian
by James Ciment
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
$9.60 (1 in stock)
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)
Fandex Family Field Guides: American Indians
by Steven Aronson
from Workman Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
$8.76
Fear in the Forest
by Cateau de Leeuw
from Bethlehem Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$11.96
Fetterman Fight
by Paul Goble
from Bison Books
for 7th-12th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
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)
$2.40 (1 in stock)
Frontier Angel
by Edward S. Ellis
from Unknown Publisher
for 5th-7th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
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)
$6.39
Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow
Dear America
by Ann Turner
from Scholastic Inc.
Fictional historical journal for 3rd-6th Grade
in Dear America Books (Location: A10-04A)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Going West with Jim Breanan
by Tom Plemons
from Fir Tree Books
for 5th-9th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Great Indian Chiefs
from Bellerophon Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
$3.96
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)
$3.99
Great Speeches By Native Americans
by Bob Blaisdell
from Dover Publications
for 9th-12th grade
in Native Americans (Location: B01-16C)
$1.00 (1 in stock)
Guests
by Michael Dorris
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$2.79 (2 in stock)
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)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Half-Breed
by Evelyn Sibley Lampman
from Doubleday & Company
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Fiction (Location: ACL-FIC)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Hawk Eye
The Little Indian Series
by David Cory
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Fiction (Location: ACL-FIC)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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