Native American History

The history of Native Americans in the United States began in the Pre-Columbian era with the settlement of the Americas by the Paleo-Indians. Anthropologists have identified and studied a wide variety of cultures that existed during this era. Their subsequent contact with Europeans had a profound impact on their history.

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Angeline Boulley
Gramma Pearl fixed my earache with my pee!" GrandMary recoiled and, a heart-beat later, glared at my mother as if this was her fault. something split inside me when I saw my mother's embarrassment. I learned there were times when I was expected to be a Fontaine and other times when it was safe to be a Firekeeper. ...more
Angeline Boulley, Firekeeper's Daughter

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