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Who discovered america?

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t'was not christopher columbus; america was already populated by indigenous peoples... it is likely that indigenous tribes have existed around the continent for as long as europe and asia had, maybe longer... some say that people first immigrated to north america from russia, crossing the frozen ocean between russia and alaska, but that would only account for tribes who then settled in the far north americas...

Native americans

Cristobal colon Amiguis!

No one. It's always been here.

native americans, even they are not native to 'america', 'native americans' originated from asia across the bering strait between alaska and siberia... that's why numerous native indians have asian like facial features... not to mention native alaskans look very asian... also the indigenous of the 'latin americas' are branches of native americans... so in conclusion asians are pretty much the race that discovered 'america'... no one can say that these natives were already there first, why? 'cause us human race all originated in one place and this is after the pangea...

Columbus

Columbus

1...first god
2...then asians walked over but they did not know they discovered anything 'cause they had no history of writing...
3...then some africans came over (african looking sculptures of south america)
4...then we see evidence of the vikings
5... europeans discovered america in 1492 with christopher columbus...

most us text books mention all of these occurrences... no one is really a native american...those of us born here are natives... there was no developed nation in the us area until the english came over it, cleared the tees planted and made infrastructure...

if you asked when and who discovered america in the modern renaissance era.........that would be columbus...

Firstly from my understanding Columbus discovered the Caribbean Islands and I am not sure is he ever set foot on the South American or North American continent. From my understanding there is a belief that the Viking Leif Eriksson was the first European to set foot on North American soil around 1,000 AD, somewhere in Newfoundland. Apparently Leif had heard from another Viking (Bjarni Herjolssfun) of there being an unknown land to the west but apparently Bjarni had never set foot on the land and had turned around after spotting the new land.
Western history generally only includes discoveries made by caucasions and forgets that these lands were inhabited quite often for thousands of years by peoples who Europeans seem to think were irrelevant. North and South America had native populations that had come across the land bridge between Russia and Alaska and spread right along and across the continent. In South America great civilizations had developed with modern buildings that rivalled the civilizations of the Mediterranean and Asia at a time most Caucasians were still living in primitive huts. So it depends how you want to look at it as who discovered America but obviously Europeans who moved to the US want to believe Columbus discovered America.

native americans firstly discovered america...