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Indigenous peoples of the Americas

The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the aboriginal peoples of North and South America. They include the Precolumbian peoples who lived in the Americas before African and European contact and the descendants of these peoples, including multiracial peoples, such as the Mestizo, Métis, and others. These include the southernmost ethnic group in the world, the Yaghan of Chile and Argentina, to the northernmost people in the world, the Inughuit of Greenland.

Indigenous languages Wikipedias: Avañe'ẽ (Warani)  · Aymar aru (Aymara)  · ᏣᎳᎩ (Cherokee)  · Chahta (Choctaw)  · ᐃᔨᔫ (Cree)  · ᐃᓄᒃ (Inuktitut)  · Iñupiak  · Kalaallisut (Greenlandic Inuit)  · Mvskoke (Muscogee)  · Nahuatlahtolli  · Diné bizaad (Navajo)  · Yucatec Maya  · Qhichwa Simi  · Shoshoni  · Tsêhesenêstsestôtse (Cheyenne)  · Wüne pakina (Mapudungun)  · Indigenous languages of Latin America

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Subsistence methods in the Americas at 1000 BCE.

The pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the American continents, spanning the time of the original settlement in the Upper Paleolithic period to European colonization during the Early Modern period.

While the phrase "pre-Columbian era" literally refers only to the time preceding Christopher Columbus's voyages of 1492, in practice the phrase usually is used to denote the entire history of American indigenous cultures until those cultures were conquered or significantly influenced by Europeans, even if this happened decades or even centuries after Columbus's initial landing. For this reason the alternative terms of Pre-Colonial Americas or Prehistoric Americas are also in use.

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Donna Standing Steinberg, Kiowa-Wichita beadworker, and Josephine Parker, Kiowa, both from Oklahoma


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One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.

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Peter Pitseolak (1902—1973) was an Inuit photographer, artist and historian. He lived most of his life in traditional Inuit camps near Cape Dorset, on the southwest coast of Baffin Island, now in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. This was a time of great social and technological change among the Inuit, from nomadic life to permanent settlements, from spears to rifles, from dogteams to snowmobiles. Pitseolak dedicated himself to preserving knowledge of the old ways, by writing, sketching, and especially photography.

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