JYAG asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

What was the name that the Native Americans called America before it was called America?

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  • 1 month ago
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    There were Native Americans here for about 10,000 years before the Europeans took over and named it America.  Each tribe and each culture had their own name for the regions.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The Great River Turtle.

  • 1 month ago

    first off... GARY... NATIVE AMERICANS even caught people from other tribes and used them as slaves... YOUR IGNORANCE IS SLIPPING OUT.. WE also fought a lot against other tribes or lands and hunting grounds etc..

    White Man is what messed everything up for us.. READ SOME FACTS:    WHERE DID THE WHITE MAN GO WRONG??? 



       Chief 'Two Eagles' was asked by a white government official,

    ''You have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his technological advances. You've seen his progress, and the damage he's done.''

      The Chief nodded in agreement.

      The official continued,

    ''Considering all these events, in your opinion where did the White man go wrong''?

      The Chief stared at the government official for over a minute and then calmly replied. 

    ''When white man find land, Indians running it, no taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, clean water. Women did all the work, Medicine man free. Indian man spend all day hunting and fishing; all night having sex.''

       Then the chief leaned back and smiled.

    ''Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that.''

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    not sure what the name was but their concept of it from what I understand was that it was their "mother". Unlike us, they were wise enough to realize you don't destroy what gives you life.

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  • 1 month ago

    They probably called it Paradise!

  • Home............

  • 1 month ago

    They spoke dozens of different languages, so just as "Earth" is our planet's name in English, but different in every other language, so to was America a different name in Algonkwian from Iroquian from Navaho from Arapaho, etc.

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I suspect each Native group would have a name for their own lands and names for their neighbors' territories in their own language.  

    We non Indigious grew up using the  names of counties, states/provinces, and nations that were named by long ago governors. Francophones in Canada name them in French. Anglophones in English. Spanish speakers in Spanish.

    I don't know if the Haida and the Algonquin knew about each other or the vastness of the continent between them before the Europeans mapped it, and that each had a name for the whole huge area.  They named "our lands", "the land of 'those people'", "Niagara", "Toronto" and other names for other places they knew.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Native Americans believed the land belonged to everyone to live in harmony w/ nature. Chief Red Cloud of the Sioux tribe in the Dakotas called the area "center of everything that is".

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I don't think they did. They saw themselves as stewards of the land or territories they and their ancestors occupied.

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