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National Native American Heritage: Just for Grades K-6

Explore National Native American heritage with these books, online library resources, and web sites.

Native Americans

Seminoles in traditional dress







Native Americans

Archaeologists generally agree that the first peoples to inhabit the North American continent crossed over from Asia to what is now Alaska on the Bering Land Bridge sometime between 12,000 and 25,000 years ago. When the glaciers melted at the end of the Ice Age, the water levels rose in the Earth's oceans and covered the land bridge, preventing any further migrations. The people who had already crossed over began to spread across the North American continent. View More

United States: Native Americans








Once the sole inhabitants of North America, Native Americans were forcefully and often brutally relocated to reservations by white settlers and U.S. government policies. The 2010 U.S. census of population reported that there were 5.2 million people in the United States who identified themselves as American Indian. View More

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Myths, Legends & Music

Native Americans Magazine, Newspapers, Books & More

Native Americans by State

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