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 Indian Prayer Guide
by Danette Maloof, Dean Cozzens
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 4th-7th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$4.50 (3 in stock)
American Indians - Treasure Chest
by Fiona MacDonald
1st edition
for 3rd-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Arrow Over the Door
by Joseph Bruchac
from Puffin Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.09
Bentwood Box
by Nan McNutt
from Sasquatch Books
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in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Button Blanket
from Sasquatch Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
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Children of the Longhouse
by Joseph Bruchac
Reprint from Puffin Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.79
Crossing Bok Chitto
by Tim Tingle
from Cinco Puntos Pres
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$7.61
DK Eyewitness: North American Indian
DK Eyewitness Series
by David Murdoch
from DK Publishing
HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$16.99
Encyclopedia of the North American Indian
by James Ciment
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Fandex Family Field Guides: American Indians
by Steven Aronson
from Workman Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$12.95
Fear in the Forest
by Cateau de Leeuw
from Bethlehem Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$12.71
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: G4C-HIS)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Great Native Americans - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Peter Copeland
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$3.74
Guests
by Michael Dorris
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$3.49 (2 in stock)
Hiawatha
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1st edition from Puffin Books
Poetry for 4th-8th
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79
If You Lived with the Cherokee
by Peter Roop, Connie Roop
from Scholastic Inc.
for 2nd-5th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
If You Lived with the Hopi Indians
by Anne Kamma
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-5th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$4.00 (2 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: G4C-HIS)
$1.50 (2 in stock)
Indian Captive
by Lois Lenski
from HarperCollins
Historical Fiction for 4th-9th grade
1942 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.79 $4.50 (2 in stock)
Indian How Book
by Arthur C. Parker
Unknown from Dover Publications
for 4th-9th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
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: COL-DOV)
$3.74
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: COL-DOV)
$3.74 $3.00 (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: G4C-HIS)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
John Billington, Friend of Squanto
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from Thomas Crowell
for 3rd-5th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.00 (2 in stock)
Kunu
by Kenneth Thomasma
from Baker Books
Historical Fiction for 4th-7th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.00 (2 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: G4C-HIS)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
Morning Girl
by Michael Dorris
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for 3rd-6th grade
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$2.50 (1 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 Grandview Publishing Company
for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Never Turn Back
by Jim Rawls
1st edition from Steck-Vaughn Company
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-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)
North American Indians
by Marie & Douglas Gorsline
from Random House
for 2nd-4th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$3.39 $2.00 (1 in stock)
North American Indians
by Felix Sutton
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Northeast Indians - Coloring Book
by Peter M. Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Educational Read & Color Books (Location: COL-SPIZ)
$3.95 $2.00 (1 in stock)
Northwest Coast Indians - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by David Rickman
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$3.74
Northwest Indians - Coloring Book
Educational Read & Color Books
by Peter & Linda Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Educational Read & Color Books (Location: COL-SPIZ)
$3.95
Ojibway Indians - Coloring Book
by Chet Kozlak
from Minnesota Historical Society Press
for 3rd-9th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$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 (2 in stock)
Only the Names Remain
by Alex W. Bealer
from Little, Brown & Company
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$6.80
Path to the Pacific
by Neta Lohnes Frazier
from Quarto Knows
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Plains Indians - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by David Rickman
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$3.74 $2.50 (2 in stock)
Pocahontas
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
from Beautiful Feet Books
Picture Book Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$15.26
Risking it All
Moments in American History
by Anne Souby
from Steck-Vaughn Company
for 4th-6th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: O2F)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Sacagawea
History's All-Stars
by Meryl Henderson
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: N7D-COFA)
$5.94
Sacajawea
by Joseph Bruchac
from Graphia
Biography for 3rd-7th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$6.79
San Domingo
by Marguerite Henry
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 3rd-7th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
$6.79
Scholastic Encyclopedia of the North American Indian
by James Ciment & Ronald Lafrance
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
Seneca Chief, Army General
by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
from Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$6.95
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