The History of the Native Peoples of the Americas

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The History of the Native Peoples of the Americas

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This project discovers the history of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean Islands. All aspects of each people is discussed such as politics, art, technology, social structure, etc. The information in this text is organized by individual cultures by region.



100% developedIntroduction - The First People in the New World

Discusses how the New World came to be populated and describes the earliest pre-historic cultures of Native Americans.

50% developedChapter 1 - Mesoamerican Cultures

Mesoamerica stretches from central Mexico to Central America. Mesoamerican cultures were largely sedentary and agricultural. They had centralized political systems, a sophisticated understanding of astronomy and mathematics, had methods of writing, and a shared core religious belief system.

0% developedChapter 2 - Andean Cultures

The Inca built a vast empire high in the Andes

0% developedChapter 3 - Amazonian Cultures

The natives of the jungles of the Amazon

0% developedChapter 4 - Caribbean Cultures

The first natives in contact with Europeans

0% developedChapter 5 - Southwest Cultures

The mighty Apache and Navajo tribes

0% developedChapter 6 - Californian Cultures


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0% developedChapter 7 - Northwest Cultures


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0% developedChapter 8 - Great Basin Cultures

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0% developedChapter 9 - Plateau Cultures

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0% developedChapter 10 - Plains Cultures


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0% developedChapter 11 - Southeast Cultures


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0% developedChapter 12 - Northeast Cultures


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0% developedChapter 13 - Subarctic & Arctic Cultures


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References


Bibliographies, Appendices, and Glossaries can be found after each chapter.