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    Pre-Columbian Indian Cultures
  Pre-Columbian Indian Cultures
About 15,000 years ago,the first migration of Paleo-Indians in North America was by people of the Beringian subcontinent. Nomadic hunters from northeast Asia are believed to have crossed the Bering Strait land bridge (that scientists call Beringia) i...
 
    Athabascan Indians
  Athabascan Indians
The name "Athabascan" comes from the large lake in Canada called "Lake Athabasca". The lake was given its name by the Cree Indians, who lived east of it. In Cree, "Athabasca" means "grass here and there", and was a descriptive name for the lake. The...
 
    The Clovis Culture, America
  The Clovis Culture, America
The Clovis culture (sometimes referred to as the Llano culture) is a prehistoric Paleo-Indian culture, named after distinct stone tools that were found at sites near Clovis, New Mexico, in the 1920s and 1930s. The Clovis culture appears around 11,500...
 
    Predecessors of the Hohokam
  Predecessors of the Hohokam
The Hohokam were not the first to live in the Tucson Basin. During the Ice Age, people migrated from Siberia across the Bering Strait into Alaska. These "Paleo-Indians" followed herds of big game into North America. By 9500 B.C., bands of hunters...
 
    Alaska Natives, Indian Communities
  Alaska Natives, Indian Communities
Alaskan natives in Alaska number about 119,241 (as of the 2000 census). There are 229 federally recognized Alaskan villages and five unrecognized Tlingit alaskan indian tribes. Generally, the aboriginal people of Alaska don't mind being called Es...
 
    Alaskan Native Cultures
  Alaskan Native Cultures
Alaska's Native people are divided into three ethnic groups, eleven distinct cultures, speak twenty different languages, live in five geographical locations in Alaska, in 200 villages and communities, and make up nearly 20% of the total population of...
 
    Ancient Architects of the Mississippi
  Ancient Architects of the Mississippi
Ancient Architects of the Mississippi were Native American travelers, traders, farmers, and religious folks. The native cultures built mounds and thrived in towns along the Mississippi. The Mississippi and its tributaries, major highways of comme...
 
    Navajo Timeline
  Navajo Timeline
A chronology of the historical events of the Navajo Tribe and their links to world events from the beginning of the Self-Determination Period of 1970 to the present....
 
    Chaco Canyon, Ancient Pueblo Peoples
  Chaco Canyon, Ancient Pueblo Peoples
Between AD 900 and 1150, Chaco Canyon was a major center of culture for the Ancient Pueblo Peoples. Chacoans quarried sandstone blocks and hauled timber from great distances, assembling 15 major complexes which remained the largest buildings in North...
 
    Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, Historian
  Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, Historian
Peter Martyr d'Anghiera was an Italian-born historian of Spain and its discoveries during the Age of Exploration. He wrote the first accounts of explorations in Central and South America in a series of letters and reports, grouped in the original Lat...
 
    Montezuma II, Emperor of the Aztecs
  Montezuma II, Emperor of the Aztecs
Moctezuma or Montezuma II was an Aztec ruler, leader of the Aztec Triple Alliance from c. 1502–1520. He is famous for being the ruler of the Aztec empire at the start of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. The portrayal of Moctezuma in history has mos...
 
    Bartolomé de Las Casas, Missionary
  Bartolomé de Las Casas, Missionary
Bartolomé de Las Casas, Spanish missionary and historian, called the apostle of the Indies. He went to Hispaniola with his father in 1502, and eight years later he was ordained a priest. In 1514 he began to work for the improvement of conditions amon...
 
    Cabeza de Vaca, Spanish Explorer
  Cabeza de Vaca, Spanish Explorer
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was a Spanish explorer of the New World, one of four survivors of the Narváez expedition. He is remembered as a proto-anthropologist for his detailed accounts of the many tribes of Native Americans, first published in 1542...
 
    Atahualpa, Incan Emperor
  Atahualpa, Incan Emperor
Atahualpa, last independent Incan emperor, favorite son of Huayna Capac. At his father's death (1525) he received the kingdom of Quito while his half brother, the legitimate heir Huáscar, inherited the rest of the Inca empire. Shortly before the arri...
 
    Florentine Codex, Bernardino de Sahagún
  Florentine Codex, Bernardino de Sahagún
The Florentine Codex is the common name given to a 16th century ethnographic research project in Mesoamerica by Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún. Bernardino originally titled it: La Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva Espana (in English: the...
 
 

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