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
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in Native Americans (Location: HIS-USNAT)
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Bentwood Box
by Nan McNutt
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Buffalo Hunt
by Russell Freedman
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Children of the Longhouse
by Joseph Bruchac
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Exiled to the Red River
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by Dave and Neta Jackson
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Fear in the Forest
by Cateau de Leeuw
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Flight of the Nez Perce
Highlights from American History
by Bill Schneider
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Guests
by Michael Dorris
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Hiawatha
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1st edition from Puffin Books
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
from Robinson Curriculum
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Indian How Book
by Arthur C. Parker
Unknown from Dover Publications
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Indians
Tales of the Wild West Volume 3
by Rick Steber
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Moccasin Trail
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
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More Than Moccasins
by Laurie Carlson
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Navajo Code Talkers
by Nathan Aaseng
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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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North American Indian Burial Customs
by Dr. H. C. Yarrow
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Ojibway Indians - Coloring Book
by Chet Kozlak
from Minnesota Historical Society Press
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Om-kas-toe
by Kenneth Thomasma
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Om-kas-toe
by Kenneth Thomasma
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Only the Names Remain
by Alex W. Bealer
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Path to the Pacific
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by Neta Lohnes Frazier
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Path to the Pacific
by Neta Lohnes Frazier
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Pocahontas
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
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Run Away Home
by Patricia C. Mckissack
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Sacajawea
by Joseph Bruchac
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Sacajawea
by Joseph Bruchac
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Scholastic Encyclopedia of the North American Indian
by James Ciment & Ronald Lafrance
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Seneca Chief, Army General
by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
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Sing Down the Moon
by Scott O'Dell
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1971 Newbery Honor Book
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The Iroquois
American Indian Nations
by Mary Englar
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Tikta'Liktak
by James Houston
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Trail of Tears
by R. Conrad Stein
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Vostaas
by William White Buffalo
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Wait for Me, Watch for Me, Eula Bee
by Patricia Beatty
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Walk the World's Rim
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Warrior's Challenge
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Waterless Mountain
by Laura Adams Armer
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1932 Newbery Medal winner
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What Do We Know About the Plains Indians?
What Do We Know About...?
by Dr. Colin Taylor
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Where the Broken Heart Still Beats
by Carolyn Meyer
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Who Was Sacagawea?
Who Was?...Series
by Judith Bloom Fradin, Dennis Brindell Fradin
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