Native Peoples of North America

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Definition

The Native Peoples of North America (also known as American Indians, Native Americans, Indigenous Americans, and First Americans) are the original inhabitants of North America believed to have migrated into the region between 40,000-14,000 years ago, developing into separate nations with distinct and sophisticated cultures. These autonomous nations spread from Alaska, through Canada, and the lower United States.

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Timeline

  • c. 40000 BCE - c. 14000 BCE
    Early migration to North America from Asia possibly by land and sea.
  • 1540 CE
    North American tribal nations firmly established.
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