Asked in Germany in WW2History of IndiaAbraham Lincoln
What is the ethnic background of the Indian people?
July 20, 2012 3:23PM
They are Indians, however Indians in America North and South are descendants of Aryans. only
When Christopher Columbus reached America he called it Indies because the kings and chieftains there he encountered in America, were all Indians who gave Columbus gifts of Jewellery and gold much found traditionally in India.
Since they were not very white and were nearly red, Columbus called them Red Indians.
When European nations started setting up their colonies they drove these Native Indians and settled in America after destroying their history and distorting their culture terming those Natives as not from India