At its broadest, the term Native American can include every indigenous people of both continents of the Americas, but most often it refers to American Indians of the contiguous United States, Alaska natives, and native Hawaiians. Sometimes also the First Nations of Canada, the Inuit, and the Métis. Native Americans are several hundred different tribes with a wide diversity of languages and cultures - as many as you might expect to find on a continent the size of North America who have lived there for thousands of years. The largest tribes today are the Navajo, Cherokee, Sioux, and Chippewa.
Learn about all aspects of Native Americans in the articles below - history, culture, art, dress, legends of creation and other stories, food and cooking, medicines, and other basic facts. Learn about the different tribes, famous Native Americans from the past and today, and ways to teach about them to children.
|Christmas in the American Southwest
The Southwestern region of the United States is a blend of cultures, perhaps more fused than in any other part of the country. The landscape and cultures have created more of a salad...
The Crucial Role Genetics Plays in the Mutation and Transmission of Infectious Diseases
Does genetics play a critical role in the evolution of infectious diseases? Do genetics affect communicable disease? And if so, how and why? Take a glance at this article...