why is the term first people appropriate to describe native american?

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  1. Probably because their ancestors were the first humans to inhabit the lands in this hemisphere.

  2. First people basically means the original inhabitants of a land (at least in my textbook, but it is on Canadian history, and the 'native americans' in Canada are called indigenous peoples, or more specifically, First Peoples.) So, I'd agree with Writeacher.

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  3. https://www.google.com/search?q=bering+land+bridge&oq=bering+land+bridge&aqs=chrome..69i57.6761j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    There are some interesting maps and articles here that explain the theory.

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