Native Americans in the Early 1500s?

Answer When Christopher Columbus first came to America in 1492, Native Americans were scattered all across the continent. The Algonquian and Iroquois were most directly affected by European settlers in N... Read More »

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Why do Native Americans have body art?

Native Americans have had and do display many forms of body art. Most of these adornments are traditional and symbolic. Throughout history Native American groups have adorned themselves with body p... Read More »

Why did Native Americans make jewelry?

Native American jewelry is bold, colorful and stylistically timeless. Today, pieces are most commonly made from silver, turquoise, shell, coral, lapis lazuli, spiny oyster and sugilite. Jewelry pie... Read More »

Meanings of Raccoons to Native Americans?

Raccoons are featured in many examples of American Indian art and are considered a symbol of dexterity and the power of disguise. Known as cunning scavengers, raccoons rely heavily on their front p... Read More »

When did Native Americans gain citizenship?

Native Americans were granted citizenship in the United States after President Calvin Coolidge signed the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act. Prior to this, some Native American women gained citizenship b... Read More »