The mysterious Clovis culture, which appeared in North America about 13,000 years ago, appears to be the forerunner of Native Americans throughout the Americas, according to a study in Nature. Scientists have read the genetic sequence of a baby from a Clovis burial site in Montana to help fill out the story of the earliest Americans.
A close-up of '(NO)stalgia,' by artist Cannupa Hanska
Credit Janine Trudell, RMPBS
The stereotype that Native American art consists of items dripping with beads and feathers and is stuck in the past is being challenged in Denver. The new exhibit Cross Currents showcases the continuous evolution of work created by contemporary Native American artists.
Imagine running power lines through a cathedral. That's how archaeologists describe what the Bonneville Power Administration proposes doing in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington state. The federal electricity provider is trying to string a new transmission line near a cave that contains ancient paintings, a site considered sacred by Native Americans.