America Before the Europeans
America Before the Europeans
Trends and Themes of the Era
  • Humans first came to the Americas over a land bridge connecting Asia to Alaska more than 15,000 years ago, during the last ice age.
  • Over time, these nomadic hunting groups dispersed across the continent.
  • As the groups founded permanent settlements and learned to farm, they formed tribes with distinct cultural and social practices.
  • Tribes adapted their ways of life to the geographical regions in which they lived.
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