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)
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American Indians - Treasure Chest
by Fiona MacDonald
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for 3rd-6th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
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Atlas of Indian Nations
by Anton Treuer
from National Geographic
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Atlas of the North American Indian
by Carl Waldman
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for 9th-Adult
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
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Attack at Michilimackinac 1763
by David Armour
from Mackinac State Historic Parks
for 8th-12th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: G3B-HIS)
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Battle of the Little Bighorn
by R. Conrad Stein
from Children's Press
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Bentwood Box
by Nan McNutt
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Blue Feather's Vision
Adventures in Colonial America
by James Knight
from Troll Publishing
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Button Blanket
from Sasquatch Books
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Drawing America: Sacajawea
Drawing America
by Elaine Raphael & Don Bolognese
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 1st-3rd grade
in Lewis & Clark (Location: HIS-19L&C)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
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)
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: G7B-HIS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Flight of the Nez Perce
Highlights from American History
by Bill Schneider
Revised from Falcon Press Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
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Guests
by Michael Dorris
from Hyperion/Madison Press
for 3rd-6th grade
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Hiawatha
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
from Scholastic Inc.
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
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History Pockets: Native Americans
by Karen Lowther
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 1st-3rd grade
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If You Lived with the Cherokee
by Peter Roop, Connie Roop
from Scholastic Inc.
for 2nd-5th grade
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If You Lived with the Hopi Indians
by Anne Kamma
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-5th grade
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If You Lived With the Sioux Indians
If You Were There
by Ann McGovern
from Scholastic Inc.
for 2nd-5th grade
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Indian Captive
by Lois Lenski
from HarperCollins
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1942 Newbery Honor Book
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Indian How Book
by Arthur C. Parker
Unknown from Dover Publications
for 4th-9th grade
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$5.00 (1 in stock)
Indian Tribes of North America - Coloring Book
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by Peter Copeland
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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Indian Winter
by Russell Freedman
from Scholastic Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
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$4.50 (3 in stock)
Indians
Tales of the Wild West Volume 3
by Rick Steber
from Bonanza Publishing
for 4th-7th grade
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$2.50 (1 in stock)
Indians of the Northwest
by Petra Press
from Courage Books
for 2nd-3rd grade
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$4.00 (1 in stock)
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell
from Yearling
Realistic Fiction for 5th-8th grade
1961 Newbery Medal winner
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Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell
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Realistic Fiction for 5th-8th grade
1961 Newbery Medal winner
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John Billington, Friend of Squanto
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from Thomas Crowell
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$5.00 (2 in stock)
Joseph, Chief of the Nez Perce
by Dean Pollock
First Edition; Third Printing from Binford & Mort Publishing
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Kunu
by Kenneth Thomasma
from Baker Books
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$6.00 (2 in stock)
Meet the North American Indians
by Elizabeth Payne
from Random House
for 1st-3rd grade
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$5.00 (1 in stock)
Moccasin Trail
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
from Scholastic Inc.
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More Than Moccasins
by Laurie Carlson
from Chicago Review Press
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Morning Girl
by Michael Dorris
from Hyperion/Madison Press
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Navajo Code Talkers
by Nathan Aaseng
from Walker and Company
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Naya Nuki
by Kenneth Thomasma
from Baker Books
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Naya Nuki
by Kenneth Thomasma
from Grandview Publishing Company
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Never Turn Back
by Jim Rawls
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Night of the Full Moon
by Gloria Whelan
from Random House Books for Young Readers
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North American Indian Burial Customs
by Dr. H. C. Yarrow
First Edition from Eagle's View Publishing
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North American Indians
by Marie & Douglas Gorsline
from Random House
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North American Indians
by Felix Sutton
from Grosset & Dunlap
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Northeast Indians - Coloring Book
by Peter M. Spizzirri
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Ojibway Indians - Coloring Book
by Chet Kozlak
from Minnesota Historical Society Press
for 3rd-9th grade
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Om-kas-toe
by Kenneth Thomasma
from Grandview Publishing Company
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Om-kas-toe
by Kenneth Thomasma
from Baker Books
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Path to the Pacific
by Neta Lohnes Frazier
from Quarto Knows
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$8.00 (1 in stock)
Plains Indians - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by David Rickman
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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Risking it All
Moments in American History
by Anne Souby
from Steck-Vaughn Company
for 4th-6th grade
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$4.50 (1 in stock)
Sacajawea
by Joseph Bruchac
from Scholastic Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
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