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Today, all tribes tell stories of their origins. There are as many creation stories as there are tribes, ...
Contemporary Native peoples from many nations teach that they originated in their traditional lands. ...
The Unangan (Aleut) perform surgery
Unlike other tribes at this time, the Unangan peoples in the Aleutian Islands west of Alaska understand ...
Early North American lifestyles
Ancestors of American Indians hunt large mammals, catch fish, and gather fruits and nuts. Archaeological ...
Glaciers retreat; climate changes; diets shift
At the end of the Ice Age, many large mammals become extinct. Across the Americas, people shift away ...
Mound builders keep gardens along the Mississippi River
Ancestors of the Muscogee people build circular earthwork mounds—the earliest evidence of human habitation ...
Chumash travel the Pacific coastline in plank canoes
At Santa Barbara Bay, Chumash ancestors make plank tomols, or canoes, from the trunks of fallen redwood ...
Upper Midwest hunters return again and again to lodges
In what is now known as Illinois, people return regularly to the same places to hunt elk, beaver, and ...
West Coast settlements rely on shellfish and acorns as staples
People occupy large settlements most of the year in an area now known as Santa Barbara, California. ...
Southwestern peoples plant corn, beans, squash; population grows
Ancestors of the Mogollón, Hohokam, and Puebloan peoples begin horticulture in the lands now known as ...