Area of Study
o Native Americans
o Colonist/Native American Relations
o Why Native Americans were not used as Slaves
o The Pushing West of Native Americans
o Trail of Tears
The “New World” Myth
8,000-10,000 Years ago People began to migrate across the Bering Strait. (A land-bridge that connected Asia and North America.
Historical evidence indicates that many Indian tribes had attained impressive levels of agricultural, cultural, and/or technological sophistication prior to the “discovery” of the “New World” by Europeans. Indeed, when European settlers arrived, between 500-600 separate tribal societies existed in North America.