Cultural Note.
The legacy of colonialism, including the myth that Europeans discovered America, perpetuates the erasure of Indigenous peoples. It is thus important to remind students that there are over 2,000 tribal groups living across the Americas today, each with their own unique and dynamic culture. It is also important to discuss cultural appropriation with students so they understand how to celebrate, not use, a group's culture. For further resources regarding Native American cultures, see Native Knowledge 360°: Essential Understanding about American Indians published by the National Museum of the American Indian: