This map is the first to document the true names and original pre-contact locations of every documented Native American Nation in what is now the contiguous United States of America. We seek to honor all tribes, by including the larger, well-known ones as well as many that did not survive the effects of European genocide and disease. Most of the tribal names are the correct names used to call themselves in their own languages. The only exception are for those tribes whose languages were never documented. It is a visual reminder of who called this land home for tens of thousands of years before any European set foot, creating a sense of pride for modern-day Native Americans as well as educating the non-Native public. To Native Americans, this land will always be our ancestral homeland.