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Before Europeans came there was: Native Americans:

The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, and their descendants. Pueblos indígenas (indigenous peoples) is a common term in Spanish-speaking countries. Aborigen (aboriginal/native) is used in Argentina, whereas “Amerindian” is used in Quebec and The Guianas but not commonly in other countries.[23]

Indigenous peoples are commonly known in Canada as Aboriginal peoples, which include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.[24] Indigenous peoples of the United States are commonly known as Native Americans or American Indians, and Alaska Natives.[25]

 According to the prevailing New World migration model, migrations of humans from Eurasia[clarification needed] (in particular North Asia)[26][27] to the Americas took place via Beringia, a land bridge which connected the two continents across what is now the Bering Strait.

 The majority of experts agree that the earliest migration via Beringia took place at least 13,500 years ago, with disputed evidence that people had migrated into the Americas much earlier, up to 40,000 years ago.[citation needed] These early Paleo-Indians spread throughout the Americas, diversifying into many hundreds of culturally distinct nations and tribes.

 According to the oral histories of many of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, they have been living there since their genesis, described by a wide range of creation myths.


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