BrainPOP

American Indians

Who were the first real Americans? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to American Indians, their society and their culture! You’ll learn why the term "Indian" is a mistake, and where these peoples probably came from before settling in the Americas. Discover some of the differences between tribes, and learn about some complex indigenous societies of South and Central America. Finally, you’ll find out what happened to American Indian societies once European explorers and settlers found the New World. (We’ll say this up front: It wasn’t pretty.)

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