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Native Americans
Who Were the First Americans?

Native Americans
Native Americans


Who Were the First Americans?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   9.02

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    census, nomadic, utterly, highly, cultural, theory, distinct, adobe, natural, settled, series, fifteenth, general, loss, sheets, people
     content words:    Native Americans, North American, Bering Strait, Pacific Northwest, Northwest Coastal Area, Plains Area, Plateau Area, Eastern Woodlands Area, Northern Area, Southwestern Area

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     Spanish: ¿Quiénes fueron los primeros estadounidenses? (4º a 6º grado)


Who Were the First Americans?
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Native Americans were the people who lived on the North American continent thousands of years before the European settlers started their voyages of discovery in the fifteenth century. Most scientists agree that Native Americans traveled to this land from Asia during a series of several migrations. They walked across a land bridge that connected the two continents across what is now the Bering Strait. They then moved east and south from the Alaskan area. These migrations are believed to have begun more than 10,000 years ago. Some scholars will argue that it could have been as far back as 25,000 years ago!
 
2     Some Native Americans alive today believe that these ancestors were always here on the North American continent and that they did not come from another continent. They offer stories that have been passed down through generations in their families to support their theory.
 
3     However they got here, these first Americans had a lot of work to do to survive. They had to adapt to a changing climate as well as new environments and terrains. They began as hunters of large animals (which became extinct) and then they moved on to smaller game. Many of them gradually became farmers and artisans. They really knew how to use their natural resources.

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