As United States expansion reached into the American West, settler and miner migrants came into increasing conflict with the Great Plains tribes.These were complex nomadic cultures based on using horses and traveling seasonally to hunt bison. agents encouraged Native Americans to adopt European-style farming and similar pursuits, but the lands were often too poor to support such uses.They settled first around present-day Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, from where they migrated into Alaska and northern Canada, south along the Pacific Coast, and into the interior.
Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples in North America within the boundaries of the present-day continental United States, parts of Alaska, and the island state of Hawaii.
They are composed of numerous, distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of which survive as intact political communities.
The Clovis culture ranged over much of North America and also appeared in South America.
The culture is identified by the distinctive Clovis point, a flaked flint spear-point with a notched flute, by which it was inserted into a shaft.
Expansion of European-American populations after the American Revolution resulted in increasing pressure on Native American lands, warfare between the groups, and rising tensions. Government officials thought that by decreasing the conflict between the groups, they could also help the Indians survive.
Remnant groups have descendants living throughout the South.The terms used to refer to Native Americans are controversial; according to a 1995 US Census Bureau set of home interviews, most of the respondents with an expressed preference refer to themselves as American Indians or Indians.In the last 500 years, Afro-Eurasian migration to the Americas has led to centuries of conflict and adjustment between Old and New World societies.Their cultures were quite different from those of the agrarian, proto-industrial immigrants from western Eurasia.The differences in culture between the established native Americans and immigrant Europeans, as well as shifting alliances among different nations of each culture, caused a great deal of political tension and ethnic violence.Poverty Point culture is an archaeological culture whose people inhabited the area of the lower Mississippi Valley and surrounding Gulf Coast.