No records of the size of Native American populations before 1492 and the arrival of Europeans survive. A new study has found answers.
The viral video has caused widespread controversy. But while all sides are protesting their innocence, it raises important questions about America's violent past.
Wounded Knee is among the worst massacres in Native American history, when in 1890 the US military shot and killed 146 unarmed men, women and children in South Dakota.
Donald Trump's comments have put historic prejudices right in the limelight.
Old 19th-century agreements between the U.S. government which expelled Indigenous peoples from their land and gave it cheaply to white settlers continue to impact inequalities in the United States.
For indigenous peoples, winter solstice has been a time to honor their ancient sun deity. Their rituals reveal a deep understanding of the natural world.
The Pilgrims repeatedly thanked God for their good fortune. But without two earlier developments, the entire undertaking at New Plymouth would have likely failed.
Communities that are majority black, Hispanic or Native American are over 50 percent more vulnerable to wildfire compared to other communities.
The colonisation of Native America continues through appropriation.
The question of whether a person can "become" Aboriginal after discovering ancestry through a DNA test is more complicated in Australia.
Why is Elizabeth Warren's DNA test so controversial with Native American groups? Two Indigenous geneticists explain the history and science behind the debate.
Only a small fraction of the data from archaeological fieldwork is made accessible to the public or preserved for future research.
Many Native languages are dying, and their loss has deep and profound implications for our world.
Having only recently been removed from their homelands, it's remarkable that the tribe decided to send such a donation.
Despite the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, passed by the US Congress 40 years ago, Native Americans still struggle to protect public lands where they practice their religions.
On July 24, 1847, Mormon leader Brigham Young and 146 followers entered Salt Lake City to escape persecution. This history has implications today.
The leader of the United States has made immigrants the new face of a threatening “Other,” a primitive savage who has many of the features of the "Indians" of the American frontier myth.
White supremacists push an agenda that have their followers believing they are in danger of extinction. But their 'race suicide' ideas are based on 100-year-old unscientific and racist research.
America's early dogs are all gone – save for their rather nasty cancer.
The US has a long history of separating families. Research shows the long-term effects of that trauma.