Native American History For Dummies reveals what is known about the Indigenous peoples of North America from pre-Columbian history to the present. This straightforward guide breaks down their ten-thousand-plus year history and explores their influence on European settlement of the continent. The general reader will gain insight into the major cultural regions, the cultures and traditions of these regions, warfare and famous battles; and the lives of such icons as Pocahontas, Sitting Bull and Sacagawea. The impact of Spain and France on the New World Great Warriors from Tecumseh to Geronimo; How Native American cultures differed across the continent; Native American spirituality; The impact of disease on American Indian populations; Modern movements to reclaim Native identity; and museums, books, and films about Native Americans are topics covered in this 364-page reference book. Packed with fascinating facts about functional and ceremonial clothing, homes and shelters, boatbuilding, hunting, agriculture, legends, intertribal relations, and more, Native American History For Dummies provides a n informative introduction to North America's first inhabitants.