This map represents the original pre-contact homelands of the hundreds of Tribal Nations that existed across what is now Canada and the "lower 48"of the United States. Most of the names shown here are the indigenous autonyms that tribes use for themselves. In some cases where the original name was never recorded, other common names are used. Many tribes did not survive the invasion by Europeans , yet this map serves as a visual reminder of their memory. This is the first time for many of these tribes to ever have a place on a map. This is dedicated to all of the Nations across this land. May it instill pride in Native people and teach the non-Native public about our history.