The indigenous people of modern America will always be a staple of world history. Native Americans ruled the land before their tragic downfall when the colonies overtook their homelands. Composed of varying ethnic groups, bands and tribes, the American Indian history is rich. The little-known facts, stories and traditions of these people are fascinating, especially since there are tribes in America today as partially sovereign nations. Brush up on your Native American history skills with these 20 little known facts.
Native Americans would build totem poles from scratch from poles or pillars. They include symbols and faces often describing the status of the family. Totem poles were typically made from red cedar. They were mostly built by Native Americans living in the Pacific Northwest regions.