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Before the first European consciousness of a New World existed, the Americas thrived with diverse tribes, each with their own customs, cultures and belief systems. From the far North to the tip of…

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By the age of 10, most children in the United States have been taught all 50 states that make up the country. But centuries ago, the land that is now the United States was a very different place. Over 20 million Native Americans dispersed across over 1,000 distinct tribes, bands, and ethnic groups populated the territory.

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In 1704, Mohawk Indians raided the frontier town of Deerfield, Mass. They captured local pastor John Williams, along with his family. Most of the family (those who didn’t die in the attack or aftermath) would be ransomed – all but a seven-year-old girl the Mohawks refused to free. Eunice Williams, born Sept. 17, 1696, would […]

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What many history books fail to say is that Squanto was equipped to help the pilgrims because he learned English after being kidnapped. Squanto was abducted by English explorer George Weymouth who took him to Britain as an exhibit for his financial backers. It was here he learned English.

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There are many teachings and practices in our tribal cultures that are significant to who we are as Native people. One of many things important to our cultural identity is, our hair. Our hair is considered sacred and significant to who we are as an individual, family, and community.

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The illustrations here show how to communicate using Native American/'Indian' sign language, and come from two vintage sources: one in the '50s, and the other from the '20s.

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Learn more about the historical events of Native America with these kid’s books about Native American history, including chapter books for children.

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California was named after a black native American queen named Queen Califa. It's not a myth, but common knowledge that is hidden in plain sight.

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