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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Book of Indians
by Holling C. Holling
1st edition from Platt and Munk Publishers
for 3rd-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HISA-19NAT)
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky
by Chief Seattle, Susan Jeffers
1st edition from Dial Books for Young Readers
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Clearance: Picture Books (Location: CLE-PIC)
Buffalo Bill's Great Wild West Show
Landmark #73
by Walter Havighurst
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VIN-COL)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
by Dee Brown
from Holt McDougal
for 9th-Adult
in Native Americans (Location: HISA-19NAT)
$20.00
Captain Cort├ęs Conquers Mexico
World Landmark #45
by William Johnson
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Chief Seattle
by Elizabeth Rider Montgomery
from Garrard Publishing Company
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Crow Indians
by Sonia Bleeker
from William Morrow & Company
for 4th-8th grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VIN-COL)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Crying for a Vision
by Walter Wangerin Jr.
from Simon & Schuster Macmillan
for 9th-Adult
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: North American Indian
DK Eyewitness Series
by David Murdoch
from DK Publishing
HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HISA-19NAT)
$16.99
First Houses: Native American Homes and Sacred Structures
by Jean Guard Monroe, Ray A. Williamson
from Houghton Mifflin
for 6th-12th grade
in Houses & Homes (Location: HISV-HH)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Geronimo: Wolf of the Warpath
Landmark #81
by Ralph Moody
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VIN-COL)
In My Mother's House
by Ann Nolan Clark
from Viking Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
1942 Caldecott Honor Book
in Clearance: Picture Books (Location: CLE-PIC)
Indians of the Plains
by Eugene Rachlis & John C. Ewers
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in American Heritage Junior Library (Location: VIN-AHJL)
Indians of the Woodlands
by George E. Hyde
from University of Oklahoma Press
for 10th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Jingle Dancer
by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Ying-Hwa Hu
6th Printing from HarperCollins
for 1st-3rd grade
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John Billington, Friend of Squanto
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from Thomas Crowell
for 3rd-5th grade
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$4.00 (2 in stock)
Kaiulani
Royal Diaries
by Ellen Emerson White
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
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Kit Carson
A Discovery Book
by Nardi Reeder Campion
from Garrard Publishing Company
for 3rd-6th grade
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Knots on a Counting Rope
by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault
Reprint from Henry Holt and Company
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
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Kunu
by Kenneth Thomasma
from Baker Books
Historical Fiction for 4th-7th grade
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$3.60 (1 in stock)
Kunu
by Kenneth Thomasma
from Baker Books
Historical Fiction for 4th-7th grade
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$4.80 (1 in stock)
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
A Discovery Book
by Marian T. Place
from Garrard Publishing Company
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Mason and Dixon's Line of Fire
by Judith St. George
First Impression from Putnam Juvenile
for 5th-9th grade
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$4.00 (2 in stock)
My Heart is on the Ground
Dear America
by Ann Rinaldi
from Scholastic Inc.
Fictional historical journal for 3rd-6th grade
in Dear America Books (Location: SER-DEAR)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
North American Indians
by Felix Sutton
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-6th grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VIN-COL)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Panuck, Eskimo Sled Dog
by Frederick Machetanz
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 3rd-7th grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VIN-COL)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Picture Book of Sacagawea
by David Adler
1st edition from Holiday House
for 1st-3rd grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
Scholastic Encyclopedia of the North American Indian
by James Ciment
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HISA-19NAT)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Sequoyah: Leader of the Cherokees
Landmark #65
by Alice Marriott
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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Story of Crazy Horse
Signature Books #28
by Enid Lamonte Meadowcroft
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-8th grade
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Story of Geronimo
Signature Books #44
by Jim Kjelgaard
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Nelson A. Miles: Indian Fighter
by Ralph Bailey
from Morrow Junior Books
for 5th-9th grade
in Clearance: Fiction (Location: ZCLE-FIC)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Story of the Black Hawk Wars
Cornerstones of Freedom
by R. Conrad Stein
from Children's Press
for 4th-6th Grade
in Cornerstones of Freedom (Location: VIN-CORN)
Story of the Little Bighorn
Cornerstones of Freedom
by R. Conrad Stein
from Children's Press
for 4th-6th Grade
in Cornerstones of Freedom (Location: VIN-CORN)
Story of the Trail of Tears
Cornerstones of Freedom
by R. Conrad Stein
from Children's Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Cornerstones of Freedom (Location: VIN-CORN)
Story of Wounded Knee
Cornerstones of Freedom
by R. Conrad Stein
from Children's Press
for 4th-6th Grade
in Cornerstones of Freedom (Location: VIN-CORN)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Sword of the Wilderness
by Elizabeth Coatsworth
from Macmillan
for 4th-7th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Thanks to the Animals
by Allen Sockabasin
for Preschool-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Walking the Trail
by Jerry Ellis
First Edition from Delacorte Press
for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Where the Buffaloes Begin
by Olaf Baker
from Dover Publications
for Preschool-2nd grade
1982 Caldecott Honor Book
in Native Americans (Location: HISA-19NAT)
$16.95