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Native American Tribes and Cultures
Native American Tribes and Cultures(13 Photos)
Native American cultures in the United States include socially and geographically diverse groups.
Native American Warriors and Battles
Native American Warriors and Battles(13 Photos)
Discover the history of conflict between colonial and American governments and the Native American population of the United States.
Native Americans: Legislation
Native Americans: Legislation(12 Photos)
For more than 300 years, Native Americans have fought, often through legal efforts, to preserve and maintain their cultures, land and way of life.
Origins of the Clovis People
Origins of the Clovis PeopleVideo Clip (3:51)
Video Clip (3:51)
Clovis points found on the east coast of the U.S. challenge the traditional theory that the Clovis people migrated to North-America via the Bering land bridge.
Sitting BullVideo Clip (2:54)
Video Clip (2:54)
The tragic, yet true tale of Sitting Bull, the leader of the Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux tribe who led his people's resistance against the United States, sung by musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis.
American BuffaloVideo Clip (2:52)
Video Clip (2:52)
The construction of the railroad led to the near-extinction of the buffalo, which had sustained native populations for centuries.
The Buffalo and Native Americans
The Buffalo and Native AmericansVideo Clip (1:52)
Video Clip (1:52)
The buffalo was an essential part of Native American life, used in everything from religious rituals to teepee construction.
The Last of the Sioux
The Last of the SiouxVideo Clip (3:48)
Video Clip (3:48)
Resistant to government regulated reservations, the Sioux retreated into the Black Hills until a final massacre at Wounded Knee.
Life in Jamestown
Life in JamestownVideo Clip (2:45)
Video Clip (2:45)
Find out what it took to be a settler in the early-American colony of Jamestown.
Mystery at Roanoke
Mystery at RoanokeVideo Clip (1:56)
Video Clip (1:56)
Before Jamestown and Plymouth, the English attempted to forge a colony at Roanoke. Within three years, it had disappeared, leaving a mysterious clue behind. What really happened to the Roanoke settlers?
History of Thanksgiving
History of ThanksgivingVideo Clip (3:15)
Video Clip (3:15)
Although Thanksgiving celebrations dated back to the first European settlements in America, it was not until the 1860s that Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November to be a national holiday.
Rancho La Brea Tar Pits
Rancho La Brea Tar PitsVideo Clip (3:35)
Video Clip (3:35)
Los Angeles' Rancho La Brea Tar Pits are a veritable cemetary for the remains of prehistoric mega-creatures like saber-tooth tigers and mammoths.
Speeches & Audio (2)
Siege of Wounded Knee
Siege of Wounded KneeAudio Clip (3:18)
Audio Clip (3:18)
On February 27, 1973, 200 American Indian Movement (AIM) leaders and supporters occupied the South Dakota reservation town of Wounded Knee, site of the infamous massacre of 300 Sioux by the U.S. Seventh Cavalry in 1890. Reporters on the scene relay information about the takeover.
Wounded Knee Siege Ends
Wounded Knee Siege EndsAudio Clip (2:04)
Audio Clip (2:04)
On May 6, 1973, 71 days after the American Indian Movement (AIM) held the South Dakota town of Wounded Knee hostage, a report recaps the events of the takeover and the subsequent agreement to end the occupation. The siege had been staged to call attention to government mistreatment of Native Americans.
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