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Ethnic Groups in North America: Mennonite, Mestizo, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, Amish, White Latin American, Afro-Latin American Books LLC

Ethnic Groups in North America: Mennonite, Mestizo, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, Amish, White Latin American, Afro-Latin American

Books LLC

Published August 29th 2011
ISBN : 9781157701194
Paperback
60 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 59. Chapters: Mennonite, Mestizo, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, White Latin American, Afro-Latin American, Melungeon, Amish, Opata people, Race and ethnicity in Latin America, Asian Latin American, Mixed-blood, M tis, List of Afro-Latinos, Afro-Anglo American, Marabou, Babine, Brass Ankles. Excerpt: The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, their descendants, and many ethnic groups who identify with those peoples. The indigenous peoples of the Americas also include I upiat, Cupik/Yupik, Alutiiq, Aleut, Inuit, Aboriginals, and Native Americans, also known in Canada as First Nations, (by Christopher Columbus geographic mistake) Indians, Red Indians, American Indians, or Amerindians. Indigenous peoples are also known by their specific tribal and cultural ancestry and citizenship. According to the New World migration model, a migration of humans from Eurasia to the Americas took place via Beringia, a land bridge which connected the two continents across what is now the Bering Strait. The most recent point at which this migration could have taken place is ca. 12,000 years ago, with the earliest period remaining a matter of some unresolved contention. These early Paleo-Indians soon spread throughout the Americas, diversifying into many hundreds of culturally distinct nations and tribes. According to the oral histories of many of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, they have been living there since their genesis, described by a wide range of traditional creation accounts. Application of the term Indian originated with Christopher Columbus, who thought that he had arrived in the East Indies, while seeking Asia. Later the name was still used as the Americas at the time were often called West Indies. This has served to imagine a kind of racial or cultural unity for t...