American History
Who Lived in America before the Europeans Arrived

Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

Before the arrival of Europeans, various indigenous peoples and Native American tribes lived in America. The continent was home to diverse cultures, civilizations, and societies with rich histories that predate European contact. The specific tribes and nations varied across different regions, but some well-known Native American groups include the Apache, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Choctaw, Creek, Hopi, Iroquois (or Haudenosaunee), Lakota (Sioux), Mohawk, Navajo, Nez Perce, Ojibwe (Chippewa), Seminole, Shawnee, and many more. These indigenous communities had distinct languages, traditions, cultural practices, and often had complex social, economic, and political structures. It's important to acknowledge and respect the long-standing presence and contributions of Native American peoples to the history and heritage of the Americas.