Many thousands of years ago, Indian peoples entered North America from Asia by crossing a land bridge that connected Siberia and what is now Alaska. From there, they spread throughout the continent, establishing a rich diversity of native culture and society. This educational and entertaining coloring book recreates the lives and cultures of North American Indians before the arrival of Columbus in the New World in 1492, or at the moment of European contact. In this book you'll find 42 accurate, carefully researched scenes (including three double-page spreads) ready for coloring. Each scene is accompanied by a detailed, informative caption. As you color, you'll learn much about how Indians lived and worked in North America many centuries ago. Among the tribes and larger groups represented are the Anasazi, Choctaw, Natchez, Algonquians, Iroquois, Huron, Comanche, Mandan, Pueblo, and Chumash. Excellent illustrations include prehistoric Indians hunting a mammoth, mound-building Indians in the Midwest, pueblo villages and cliff dwellings in the Southwest, a Choctaw "lacrosse" game, the interior of an Iroquois longhouse, Great Lakes Indians harvesting wild rice, a Southwest pueblo scene depicting a snake dance, a potlatch feast among Northwest Coast Indians and many more. This coloring book offers not only hours of coloring fun, but a wide-ranging pictorial survey of Native American culture before the arrival of European settlers.