Facts about Native American

Facts about Native American

The Native American lived in the United States long before Columbus discovered America - according to estimates when Columbus came to America there were about 10 million Native American

They were mistakenly called Indians because Columbus thought at first that he had come to India

The arrival of the settlers in the United States led to a clash between cultures

This clash led to attacks against local tribes.

The civil war also severely affected the situation and status of the Native American

On June 2, 1924, U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act, which made all Native Americans born in the United States and its territories American citizens

Native American people such as Haida, made totem poles outside their homes to illustrate the status of their family. The poles are made from huge trees and carved with symbols or figures.

Many Native American women were well-known sharpshooters and accomplished horsewomen.

For over 25 years, Apache leader Geronimo (1829–1909) protected his tribe’s homeland from the United States. “Geronimo” means “one who yawns.”

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