Native Americans do have facial hair. It is a common misconception that Native Americans do not grow facial hair. Their facial hair is scant and difficult to see on some men.Continue Reading
Many men of the central and eastern bands of Native Americans grow moustaches, and some can grow chin beards. Hair on the cheeks is scarcer and entirely absent on some men. Other Native American men can and do grow full beards, such as in the Pacific Northwest.
As a test of manhood, many tribes used a trial in which the young warrior's ability to withstand pain was tested by plucking out all the moustache and beard hairs singly. Others yanked out fistfuls of hair at a time.Learn more about US History
Many Native Americans live on reservations located in several of the Southwestern and Midwestern states. Some Natives, however, have fully integrated into contemporary American society and live in metropolitan cities.Full Answer >
After migrating to North America around 11,000 years ago, Native Americans grew corn, maize, beans and squash. They hunted, built homes out of branches and animal skins, practiced tribal religions, enjoyed music and dancing, and used stories to pass on their culture and history.Full Answer >
Some researchers believe the first Native Americans were semi-nomadic groups from Central Asia who followed migrating herds across a land bridge from Siberia into Alaska toward the end of the last Ice Age. Archaeologists call this group the “Clovis-culture” after the discovery of artifacts near Clovis, New Mexico.Full Answer >
Native Americans used bows and arrows, spears and war cubs as weapons. Native Americans were also known to use knives, swords, axes, sticks and tomahawks.Full Answer >