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The First Americans Culture is Everything
Where did the native people of North and South America originally come from? Over two hundred years ago, President Thomas Jefferson thought they had come from Asia over a "land bridge," but at that time there was no way to prove this theory. Today, thanks to the study of languages, blood types, bones, teeth, climate, and artifacts, scientists have proof that Thomas Jefferson's idea was right.   [more]

Cabeza de Vaca was the first European to travel across North America above meso-America and the first to describe the native people he met along the way. These early people had adapted well to their environment and had successful cultures. Cabeza de Vaca's writings helped Europeans to begin to perceive Indians as human beings.   [more]

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