Native Americans

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 insensitive to 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 had reached 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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Adopted by Indians
by Thomas Jefferson Mayfield
from Heyday Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HISA-19NAT)
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American Indian Prayer Guide
by Danette Maloof, Dean Cozzens
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 4th-7th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HISA-19NAT)
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American Indians - Treasure Chest
by Fiona MacDonald
1st edition
for 3rd-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HISA-19NAT)
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1978 Newbery Honor Book
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Arrow Over the Door
by Joseph Bruchac
from Puffin Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
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Atlas of the North American Indian
by Carl Waldman
1st edition from Facts On File
for 9th-Adult
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by Mark Henckel
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Bentwood Box
by Nan McNutt
from Sasquatch Books
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Birchbark House
by Louise Erdrich
from Hyperion/Madison Press
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National Book Award Finalist
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Birchbark House
by Louise Erdrich
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Black Elk's Vision
by S. D. Nelson
from Abrams Books for Young Readers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HISA-19NAT)
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Black Hawk, Sac Rebel
from Chelsea House Publishing
for 5th-8th grade
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Adventures in Colonial America
by James Knight
from Troll Publishing
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Blue Feather's Vision
Adventures in Colonial America
by James Knight
from Troll Publishing
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Book of Indians
by Holling C. Holling
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for 3rd-8th grade
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by Marlene Smith-Baranzini & Howard Egger-Bovet
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Brother Eagle, Sister Sky
by Chief Seattle, illustrated by Susan Jeffers
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by Walter Havighurst
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Buffalo Hunt
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by Dee Brown
from Holt McDougal
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for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HISA-19NAT)
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by Elizabeth Sonneborn
from Heinemann Educational Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HISA-19NAT)
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by Donald McCaig
from W. W. Norton and Co.
for Adult
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by William Johnson
from Random House
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American Girl
by Janet Shaw
from American Girl
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by Elizabeth Rider Montgomery
from Garrard Publishing Company
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by Stephen Krensky
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-3rd grade
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by Joseph Bruchac
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by Stephen Krensky, Illustrated by James Watling
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by W. Ben Hunt
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by George Edward Stanley
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
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by Richard Upton
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for 8th-12th grade
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by Angela Shelf Medearis
from Scholastic Inc.
for 2nd-5th grade
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DK Eyewitness Series
by David Murdoch
from DK Publishing
HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HISA-19NAT)
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by Forrest Carter
from University of New Mexico Press
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by Dave and Neta Jackson
from Bethany House
for 3rd-7th grade
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by Steven Aronson
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by Cateau de Leeuw
from Bethlehem Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
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by Jean Guard Monroe, Ray A. Williamson
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for 6th-12th grade
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Highlights from American History
by Bill Schneider
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Frontier Angel
by Edward S. Ellis
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Landmark #81
by Ralph Moody
from Random House
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by George Edward Stanley
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Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
by Paul Goble
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Native American Legends for Kindergarten-2nd grade
1979 Caldecott Medal winner
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by Tom Plemons
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