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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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Baré people in Cuieiras river.jpg
Baré people from the Comunity Nova Esperança, Cuieiras River, tributary of the Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil


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

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Evo Morales

Evo Morales, popularly known as Evo, has served as the President of Bolivia since 2006. He is Aymara and was born in Isallawi village in the Orinoca Canton (Oruro Department). Morales is the leader of the Movement for Socialism (Movimiento al Socialismo) political party. He is also a leader of Bolivia's cocalero movement, a loose federation of coca growers' unions.

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