October 12th marks Indigenous Peoples' Day in the U.S., commemorating the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492.
An interactive tool shows you which indigenous populations once lived on the land where your home now is and luckily, there’s an interactive Native Land map out there that can help us.
The tool is called Native-Land, an app as well as a website, created by Canadian mapping specialist Victor G. Temprano, designed to show people what indigenous groups once lived in places they currently live in.
Thanks to a mapping company's clever approach to Google Maps, it's possible to learn which native tribes once inhabited your neighborhood. All you need to do is enter the zip code or type the name of the town you’re interested in. The map currently covers the USA, Canada, much of Mexico, Australia, South Africa, some territories in South America, and Greenland.
The map features the huge diversity of indigenous people whose history has often been erased and forgotten, it shows different ways to explore the overlaps between tribes and languages in different areas.
Image credits: https://native-land.ca/mobile-app/
This Website Allows You to See the Traditional Indigenous Territories and Languages