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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Arrow Over the Door
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Children of the Longhouse
by Joseph Bruchac
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Crazy Horse: Young War Chief
Childhood of Famous Americans
by George Edward Stanley
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DK Eyewitness: North American Indian
DK Eyewitness Series
by David Murdoch
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HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
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Fandex Family Field Guides: American Indians
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Fear in the Forest
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Geronimo: Young Warrior
Childhood of Famous Americans
by George Edward Stanley
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Great Native Americans - Coloring Book
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by Peter Copeland
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Hiawatha
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Indian Captive
by Lois Lenski
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Indian Life in Pre-Columbian North America - Coloring Book
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by John Green & Stanley Appelbaum
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Indian Tribes of North America - Coloring Book
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Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell
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1961 Newbery Medal winner
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Northeast Indians - Coloring Book
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Childhood of Famous Americans
by Leslie Gourse
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History's All-Stars
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Sacajawea
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San Domingo
by Marguerite Henry
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Seneca Chief, Army General
by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
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Soft Rain
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Squanto
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Story of Sacajawea
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Story of Sacajawea - Coloring Book
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Waterless Mountain
by Laura Adams Armer
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1932 Newbery Medal winner
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Where the Broken Heart Still Beats
by Carolyn Meyer
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Wigwams, Longhouses and Other Native American Dwellings - Coloring Book
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by Bruce LaFontaine
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Woodlands Indians - Coloring Book
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