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  • Indigenous peoples of the Americas


    Quechua women in Andahuaylillas, Peru Navajo man on horseback in Monument valley, Arizona, United States Some Inuit people on a traditional qamutik (dog sled) in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian peoples of the Americas and their descendants. Although some indigenous peoples of the Americas were traditionally hunter-gatherers—and many, especially in the Amazon basin, still are—many groups practiced aquaculture and agriculture. The impact of their agricultural endowment to the world is a testament to their time and work in reshaping and cultivating the flora indigenous to the Americas. Although some societies depended heavily on agriculture, others practiced a mix of farming, hunting and gathering. In some regions the indigenous peoples created monumental architecture, large-scale organized cities, city-states, chiefdoms, states, kingdoms and empires. Among these are the Aztec, Inca and Maya states that until the 16th century were among the most politically and socially advanced nations in the world.

  • List of Indian reservations in the United States


    A Bureau of Indian Affairs map of Indian reservations in the contiguous United States. This is a list of Indian reservations and other tribal homelands in the United States. In Canada, the Indian reserve is a similar institution.

  • List of federally recognized tribes in the United States


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