Four groups of people settled and colonized the land that became the United States of America. The first were Asian nomads, who later became known as “Native Americans” or “American Indians.” Thousands of years later, they were followed by the Europeans: first the Spanish, then the French, and finally the British.
Native American tribes eventually settled all parts of North and South America, including the islands that could support human habitation.
Their cultures were diverse, but in some important ways they were all alike. Common elements of American-Indian culture included respect for the land, making what was needed by hand, hunting and gathering food, and maintaining an oral rather than a written culture.
Native Americans were developing virgin areas while European Empires were fighting between each other and their populations suffered of several diseases. Natives didn’t notice what was happening all over the world and the evil of the European people.