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Indigenous peoples of the Americas (or Amerindians) are a racial group of people originating in both North America and South America.

Indigenous peoples in Canada are commonly known as Aboriginal Canadians (French: Autochtones du Canada), which include the First Nations (French: Premières Nations), Inuit, and Métis peoples. Indigenous peoples of the United States are commonly known as Native Americans or American Indians (the term exudes Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians according to the United States Census definition). Indigenous peoples in Latin America are known as pueblos indígenas (Spanish for indigenous peoples) or povos indígenas (Portuguese for indigenous peoples).

In many cases, in the past, Native Americans were often times depicted as racial stereotypes that may seem offensive in today standards. However, keep in mind the people doing these comic depiction most likely meant no harm and are seen as a product of the time. Such examples include: Little Hiawatha and his tribe from Disney, Oumpah-pah and his tribe, Redskin City in Tintin in America, the original depiction of Thunderbird from Giant-Size X-Men (newer versions of John Proudstar are seen less stereotyped), Disney's version of Pocahontas, Tiger Lily and her tribe in Disney's Peter Pan, Apache Chief, and unnamed tribes such as the ones in Asterix and the Great Crossing.

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