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***Native Americans*** Peoples who occupied North America before the arrival of the Europeans in the 15th cent. They have long been known as Indians because of the belief prevalent at the time of Columbus that the Americas were the outer reaches of the Indies (i.e., the East Indies). Most scholars agree that Native Americans came into the Weste...

Ancient Voyages to America...Who Were the First Explorers? Historical evidence uncovers the myth of Christopher Columbus being the first to America. This documentary explores the evidence of Ancient Civilizations visiting North America long before Columbus. Chinese, Egyptian, Viking explorers all traveled to the New World. One hour and a half.