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...
Examples of Native American names include Itzel, Moema, Naira and Nina. Native American names typically originate from tribes of indigenous peoples from North and South America.
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 di...
Different Native American tribes lived in different types of homes, such as wigwams, longhouses and chickees. The homes were designed to fit the lifestyle and climate of a specific tribe, which varied depending on the region where they lived. For example, chickees were ...
The Old Vero Man megafauna bone with a mammoth's image carved into its surface is the earliest existing artifact of Native American history. Other Old Vero artifacts and bones, now lost, were found between 1913 and 1916.
In the past, Native Americans communicated in three different ways. Although the tribes varied, they all used some form of spoken language, pictographs and sign language.
Four famous Native Americans are Jim Thorpe, Maria Tallchief, Wilma Mankiller and Louise Erdrich. Other famous Native Americans include Chief Dan George, Jay Silverheels, Shania Twain, Sherman Alexie, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Will Sampson.