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Austenaco, great warrior, Commander in Chief of the Cherokee Nation

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Austenaco, great warrior, Commander in Chief of the Cherokee Nation

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Illustration showing Austenaco: full-length portrait, standing, facing right.
Illus. in: The royal magazine or gentleman's monthly companion. London : Printed for J. Coote, 1762, July, opp. p. 16.

The Native Americans were the first inhabitants of the Americas. They settled in different regions and formed independent tribes with distinct cultures. By 1492 there were over 300 separate native languages. When Christopher Columbus landed on October 12, 1492, he thought he had reached India, and called the native people Indians, a name which gave them a collective identity. The Indians, Columbus reported, "are so naive and so free with their possessions that no one who has not witnessed them would believe it. When you ask for something they have, they never say no. To the contrary, they offer to share with anyone...."

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