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Produced by Dave Alexander. Narrated by Dave Dart, Same Day Voice-Over. To comment see us on YouTube HERE.

 

 

 

Native Americans, or the indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, and their descendants. Those who live within the boundaries of the present-day United States are composed of numerous, distinct tribes, bands and ethnic groups, many of which survive as intact, sovereign nations.

 

Most authorities agree that the first evidence of people inhabiting North America indicates that they migrated here from Eurasia over 13,000 years ago, most likely crossing along the Bering Land Bridge, which was in existence during the Ice Age. However, some historians believe that people had migrated into the Americas much earlier, up to 40,000 years ago. These early Paleo-Indians spread throughout the Americas, diversifying into many hundreds of culturally distinct nations and tribes.

 

Application of the term "Indian" originated with Christopher Columbus, who, in his search for Asia, thought that he had arrived in the East Indies. However, there is considerable evidence in support of successful explorations which led to Norse settlement of Greenland, the L'Anse aux Meadows settlement in Newfoundland, and potentially others some 500 years prior to Columbus landing in the Bahamas. From the Native American aspect, many tribes' oral histories indicate they have been living here since their genesis, as described by a wide range of creation myths.

 

By the time European adventurers arrived in the 15th century, scholars estimate that more than 50 million people were already living in the Americas. Of these, some 10 million lived in the region that would later become the United States. As time passed, these migrants and their descendants pushed south and east, adapting as they went. With these new arrivals came centuries of conflict and adjustment between Old and New World societies. Today, Native Americans account for about 1.5 percent of  the United States population, many of whom continue to take pride in their ancestral traditions -- still practicing the music, art, and ceremonies that took place many years ago.

 

 

Ancient & Modern Pueblos - Oldest Cites in the U.S.

Ancient Cities of Native Americans

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Disease & Death Comes to the Plains Indians

Ghost Dance - A Promise of Fulfillment

Great Pueblo Revolt

Heroes & Leaders

Horse Culture

Indian Captives

Indian Removal Act of 1830

Indian Wars

Lacrosse - Routed in Tribal Tradition

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Navajo Long Walk

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Plight of the Buffalo

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Potawatomi Trail of Death

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Pushing the Indians Westward

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The Role of Astronomy and Mythology In Native American Culture

Tee-Pee Trading Post (products)

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Trail of Tears

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Native American Photographic Prints

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- Scenes of Indian Life and Native Americans

 

Cherokee Prayer Blessing
 

May the Warm Winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Mocassins
Make happy tracks
in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder.

 

 

 

Chief Red Cloud

Chief Red Cloud, Lakota Sioux Chief

This image available for photographic prints and  downloads HERE!

 

 

Zuni Pueblo in 1903

Zuni Pueblo in 1903, by Edward S.Curtis

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Native American Slideshow (Just a handful of the hundreds of images from Native American History)

 

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