Like what? Theres a lot to know. There are several hundred different registered native american tribes and most of them are real ones. You need to at least choose a region. Choosing a specific tribe or nation would be even better because north western natives are much different from south eastern natives and plains natives were very different from coastal tribes, far northern tribes (alaska, canada) were very different from desert tribes, etc. Some nations like the huge Iroquois/Algonquin (or Atabaskan, i get those mixed up) Federation and the Cherokee Nation were extremely well organized and civilized for their time with highly organized forms of government and politics, trade, social responsibility and powerful militaries, while other tribes were very primitive and nomadic. Languages varied widely as well, even within nations.
Which "Native Americans" exactly? There are a rather large number of tribes and each one of them has their own culture and beliefs. So you'd have to specify which one you are talking about, in order to get any real detailed information.
They were the first people to live in North America, the surrounding islands in the Caribbean. Some were friend, others foe. Had spears, bows, hatchets. No armor, lived in tepees. Not all Natives got along with each other. They were the first people used as slaves.
I am part Cherokee and Chickasaw, they were forced to march to Oklahoma from North Carolina. Many died along the trail. That is why they called it the Trail of Tears. Some of my ancestors made the march. What else do you want to know.
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They were very great hunters/fighters, know for stealth. Many of them lived around Michigan, Ohio, etc. Some tribes were the Hopi, Potawatomi, Soiux, Cherokee, Ottawa. I have much respect for them. And they're not called Indians!!!