Native American History… Who Were America’s First People?

Scholars seek the truth about the first people who set foot on North America. For decades I have heard Native Americans refer to themselves as America’s “First People.” Now, as archeologists dig and send specimens to universities, they study bone fragments and someday hope to piece together an honest profile of North America’s ancient history. It seems harsh to take that title away from indigenous tribes whose cultures were well entrenched LONG before Europeans came to the continent. When the Europeans began colonizing North America, they either believed that the Natives were the Lost Tribes of Israel or had been here forever. Even in recent history many people refuse to believe that Native Americans could have descended from small boats gone off course from various islands west of California. The best known theory is that people from Mongolia (north of China) came across a narrow passage of land called the Bering Straits, into Alaska and gradually migrated into North and South America. I like reading about any and all theories. I love the small boat theory and I love to spin my old globe around and look at the different continents and islands where America’s “First People” may have originated. And I love to look at the variety of faces and imagine the history that must be behind each and every one of us.  Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy IV – Native Americans Hidden in Our Family Trees. Available here:

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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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