Native Americans

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.

Ancient Cities

Ancient Cities

By Tribe

By Tribe

Chiefs & Leaders

Chiefs & Leaders

Homes, Camps & Lifestyles

Homes, Camps & Lifestyles

Indian Wars

Indian Wars

Kachinas

Kachinas

Medicine

Medicine

Rituals, Ceremonies & Dances

Rituals, Ceremonies & Dances

Warriors & Other Men

Warriors & Other Men

Women, Children & Family

Women, Children & Family

Guestbook for Native Americans
34.Jeri Annette Apt(non-registered)
I respect and appreciate the valuable research gathered here. As a decedent of those who failed to listen or honor the ways of all Native Americans I am filled with shame for the senseless brutalities committed against so many noble and spirit filled people. (this must be what "The sins of the fathers" means) Still, I am amazed and in awe of the sincerity, generosity, decency, and purposeful intent of tribal leaders and their kin to this very day. To have a tradition that preserves what your ancestors gave you... to be proud not only to preserve, but to freely share, truly is a gift of love and not a burden. Thank You for your gift
33.tee-wee-wass(non-registered)
my third great grandfather was chief joesph and i wish i had more information about him wish i could contact someone who could help me. i was born on a reservation 57 yrs. ago and only remember the stories my great grandfather kinney joesph told me about the great chief. if there is anyone out there who can help me please call me phone no. 3366491462 thank you
32.Judy Edmonson Hughes(non-registered)
How do I find out more about my ancestors. Mother was part Cherokee in Alabama.
31.Cindy J. Rogers(non-registered)
Love everything about your site and thank you for all the information and pictures ...I am Cherokee and Blackfoot so I've been told by my relatives. I am proud to be Native American and to have such brave ancestors behind me. Osiyo , A Ho
30.Jerome J Venjohn(non-registered)
I have a picture of a Baby Native American and I am trying to find out the name of the person and artist.
Artist number is 39 and the number of the picture is 306.
I bought the picture from an Native American
lady about 1962 and we lived then on the Crow Creek Reservation
near Stephen Indian Mission Highmore, South Dakota.
Please help me out to get this info.
Jerome