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