Indigenous cultures of North America

The Indigenous Peoples of North America, also known as the First Nations or American Indians, are the tribes and nations in North America whose ancestors first arrived on the continent in 10,000 BC or earlier.


Cultural areas of North America at time of Spanish contact

There have been hundreds of indigenous nations and tribes; some extinct, others alive today. Here are some main categories, based on geographic locations.


Southwest US and Northern Mexico


See also

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