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
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American Indians - Treasure Chest
by Fiona MacDonald
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Arrow Over the Door
by Joseph Bruchac
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Battle of the Little Bighorn
by R. Conrad Stein
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Bentwood Box
by Nan McNutt
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Book of Indians
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Buffalo Bill's Great Wild West Show
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Buffalo Hunt
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Button Blanket
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Captain Cort├ęs Conquers Mexico
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by William Johnson
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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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Encyclopedia of the North American Indian
by James Ciment
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Exiled to the Red River
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Fandex Family Field Guides: American Indians
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Fear in the Forest
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First Houses: Native American Homes and Sacred Structures
by Jean Guard Monroe, Ray A. Williamson
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Flight of the Nez Perce
Highlights from American History
by Bill Schneider
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Geronimo: Wolf of the Warpath
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Geronimo: Young Warrior
Childhood of Famous Americans
by George Edward Stanley
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Great Indian Chiefs
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Great Indians of California
by Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
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Great Native Americans - Coloring Book
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Guests
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Hiawatha
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Poetry for 4th-8th
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If You Lived with the Indians of the Northwest Coast
by Anne Kamma
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In the Hands of the Cave Dwellers
by G. A. Henty
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Indian Captive
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Indian How Book
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Indian Life in Pre-Columbian North America - Coloring Book
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Indian Tribes of North America - Coloring Book
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Indian Winter
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Indians
Tales of the Wild West Volume 3
by Rick Steber
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Indians of the Plains
by Eugene Rachlis & John C. Ewers
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Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell
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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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Joseph, Chief of the Nez Perce
by Dean Pollock
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Royal Diaries
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Kunu
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Moccasin Trail
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More Than Moccasins
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Morning Girl
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Native America on the Eve of Discovery
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Navajo Code Talkers
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Naya Nuki
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Naya Nuki
by Kenneth Thomasma
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Naya Nuki
by Kenneth Thomasma
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Never Turn Back
by Jim Rawls
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Night of the Full Moon
by Gloria Whelan
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