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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American Indians - Treasure Chest
by Fiona MacDonald
1st edition
for 3rd-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HIS-USNAT)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Bentwood Box
by Nan McNutt
from Sasquatch Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HIS-USNAT)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Buffalo Jump
by Peter Roop
from Rising Moon Books
for 2nd-5th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Changes For Kaya
American Girl
by Janet Shaw
from American Girl
for 2nd-5th grade
in American Girl (Location: SER-AMGIRL)
$3.50 (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: HIS-USNAT)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Guests
by Michael Dorris
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$3.49 (2 in stock)
If You Lived with the Indians of the Northwest Coast
by Anne Kamma
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HIS-USNAT)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
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: HIS-USNAT)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
Indian How Book
by Arthur C. Parker
Unknown from Dover Publications
for 4th-9th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HIS-USNAT)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Indians
Tales of the Wild West Volume 3
by Rick Steber
from Bonanza Publishing
for 4th-7th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HIS-USNAT)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Kaya's Escape
American Girl
by Janet Shaw
from American Girl
for 2nd-5th grade
in American Girl (Location: SER-AMGIRL)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Kaya's Hero
American Girl
by Janet Shaw
from American Girl
for 2nd-5th grade
in American Girl (Location: SER-AMGIRL)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Moccasin Trail
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$1.50 (2 in stock)
More Than Moccasins
by Laurie Carlson
from Chicago Review Press
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HIS-USNAT)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
Naya Nuki
by Kenneth Thomasma
from Baker Books
Historical Fiction for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Naya Nuki
by Kenneth Thomasma
from Baker Books
Historical Fiction for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Never Turn Back
by Jim Rawls
1st edition from Steck-Vaughn Company
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Night of the Full Moon
by Gloria Whelan
from Random House Books for Young Readers
for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Ojibway Indians - Coloring Book
by Chet Kozlak
from Minnesota Historical Society Press
for 3rd-9th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HIS-USNAT)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Om-kas-toe
by Kenneth Thomasma
from Grandview Publishing Company
Historical Fiction for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.00 (2 in stock)
Om-kas-toe
by Kenneth Thomasma
from Baker Books
Historical Fiction for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.00 (3 in stock)
Pocahontas
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
from Beautiful Feet Books
Picture Book Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$15.26 $9.50 (1 in stock)
Run Away Home
by Patricia C. Mckissack
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
Scholastic Encyclopedia of the North American Indian
by James Ciment & Ronald Lafrance
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HIS-USNAT)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
Southwest Indians
by Donald Silver, Patricia Wynne
from Scholastic Inc.
in Native Americans (Location: HIS-USNAT)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Tikta'Liktak
by James Houston
from Harcourt
for 3rd-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$6.00 (4 in stock)
Vostaas
by William White Buffalo
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HIS-USNAT)
$5.00 (4 in stock)
What Do We Know About the Plains Indians?
What Do We Know About...?
by Dr. Colin Taylor
from Peter Bedrick Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HIS-USNAT)
$4.00 (1 in stock)