Native American
Native American
Introduced in Beyond the Sword
Leaders Sitting Bull
Unique Unit Dog Soldier (replaces Axeman )
Starting techs Fishing
Unique Building Totem Pole (replaces Monument)

The Native American people represent a civilization in Civilization IV.


Troy can't hold a candle to the Native American Empire. As a defensive powerhouse with a focus on archery units, the Native American Empire has a myriad of methods to defend itself. Sitting Bull's "Protective" trait allows the speedy construction of Walls and grants Archery and Gunpowder Units bonus promotions. The Totem Pole, the Native American replacement for the Monument, gives an experience bonus to all Archery Units. And if that weren't enough, the Dog Soldier, a replacement for the Axeman, can be produced without Copper or Iron and receives a big bonus against melee troops. Combine these defensive advantages with the plethora of Great People created by Sitting Bull's "Philosophical" trait and you've got a defensive force that would make Priam blush.

Civilopedia EntryEdit

The Native Americans were the original inhabitants of North America, emigrating roughly 16,000 years ago. The term "Native American" most often refers to the people who settled in the northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, in the land that is today owned by the United States and Canada. At the time of the arrival of Columbus, thousands of Native American tribes populated the furthest reaches of North America, with somewhere between two and 18 million Natives living in this region. (The "Native American" civilization in the game represents the empire that would have formed had these disparate people ever united.)

The northern Native Americans never developed a system of writing (the Mayans to the south were the only Native Americans to do so), so the history of the Native Americans before the arrival of the Europeans is difficult to piece together. It is known, however, that these original inhabitants had crossed a land bridge (since gone) connecting Siberia with Alaska. As these Siberian immigrants spread south and east across the continent in search of sustenance, they encountered many different climates, ecologies, and geographies. Settling from within a stone's throw of the Arctic Circle to the most desolate regions of the American Southwest, the Native Americans were a testament to human adaptability.

Given the diversity of lands which they inhabited, not to mention the vast distances separating them, the Native Americans never formed a unified nation. Powerful local entities - such as the Six Nations (also known as the "Iroquois Confederacy") - would appear periodically, but for the most part tribes remained the largest political organization.

With the arrival of the Europeans in the New World, the Native American tribes would be forced to adapt to yet another hostile environment. As the United States established itself as a nation, the Native Americans were perceived as a roadblock to American supremacy - a roadblock which needed to be removed. Andrew Jackson, before his election as the seventh President of the United States, waged total war against the Seminoles in Florida and obliterated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. As President, he signed into effect the "Indian Removal Act" of 1830, the precedent to numerous future "relocation treaties." The Treaty of New Echota, one such relocation treaty, was signed between the United States government and a tiny fraction of the Cherokee people. The march of the Cherokee from their homeland in the eastern United States to new territory in Oklahoma and Arkansas cost the lives of some four thousand natives, and would later become known as the "Trail of Tears."

The continual pushes westwards by American settlers further displaced the Natives, resulting in a series of conflicts known as the "Indian Wars." However, the Native Americans were never able to unify on a grand enough scale to stop the Europeans or their descendants. A common scenario began to occur. Various individual tribes would fight tooth and nail against the invaders and be nearly defeated. These tribes would then be enticed into signing treaties that would often be ignored by the Americans and the tribe would once again be pushed on at the point of a bayonet. The state of Oklahoma was originally given to Native Americans who had been forced from the east, but then in the 1890s, was opened in chunks for American settlement.

By the beginning of the twentieth century, between 75 and 95 percent of the Native American population had been destroyed by starvation, disease or warfare. The reservation system had consigned most survivors to usually undesirable land throughout the United States, and over the next several decades, the rates of alcoholism and suicide among the Native American population skyrocketed. But during the 1960s, a revival of Native American heritage began to emerge. Today, over two million Native Americans live in roughly 563 tribes across the United States. Native American artists such as author Sherman Alexie have beautifully conveyed the travails endured by modern Native Americans in poetry and prose, and proud peoples once forced onto reservations have again begun to spread throughout the United States.

List of CitiesEdit

Founding Order City Name Notes
1 Cahokia Largest city in NA pre-1800 (40k inhabitants in 1250 AD), in IL across river from St. Louis
2 Poverty Point Oldest city in North America (~1000 BC), near Monroe, LA
3 Mound City Name of 2nd largest Mississippi site (aka St. Louis) and Hopewell site in OH
4 Chaco Canyon Very large and dense collection of Pueblos, near Four Corners in NM
5 Mesa Verde Area of numerous Pueblo dwellings including largest cliff dwelling in NA, CO
6 Snaketown Major Hohokam site near Phoenix, AZ, with mounds, pithouses, ball courts, etc.
7 Spiro Western-most and key outpost of the Mississippi mound culture, in east OK
8 Moundville 3rd largest Mississippi and largest Adena centre, near Tuscaloosa, AL and in WV
9 Nacogdoches Originally large Caddoan city in Texas, oldest town in the state
10 Nanih Waiya Ancient mother city of the Choctaw, mound site dating back <300 AD, east MS
11 Anhaica Large city and capital of the Apalachee near Tallahassee, FL
12 Etowah Large Mississippi culture site near Atlanta, GA
13 Ocmulgee Name of large pre-Mississippi centre in GA and Creek capital in OK
14 Kituhwa Ancient mother city of the Cherokee, mound city in the extreme west of NC
15 Fort Ancient Major Hopewell mound site in SE OH, largest prehistoric enclosure in NA
16 Onondaga "Capital" and founding site of the Iroquois confederacy near Syracuse, NY
17 Bawating Primary settlement for Ojibwa, what is now Sault Ste. Marie, MI/CA-ON
18 Acoma Major Pueblo site on top of mesa, NM, oldest continuously inhabited community in US
19 Nambé Important Pueblo religious and cultural centre since ~1300 near Santa Fe, NM
20 Hovenweep Major site of Pueblos on UT/CO border near Four Corners
21 Casa Grande Large Hohokam site near Phoenix, AZ, site with 4-story building
22 Criel 2nd largest Adena culture centre, near Charleston, WV
23 Joara Large, eastern-most Mississippi culture settlement, in NC
24 Lake Jackson Largest Apalachee mound builder site near Tallahassee, FL
25 Chota 18th c. Cherokee capital in eastern TN
26 Oneida Major town of the Iroquois Oneida tribe, near Syracuse, NY
27 Logstown Very significant Shawnee settlement near Pittsburgh, PA
28 Five Finger Ridge Largest Fremont culture site, UT
29 Frijoles Canyon Major Pueblo site in north NM, near Santa Fe
30 Puye Cliff Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico, about 740 room, 1500 people (1100-1600 AD)
31 Kiet Siel Pueblo village in AZ, near Four Corners
32 Montezuma Castle Major Sinagua Pueblo site near Phoenix, AZ, alleged ancestral home of the Hopi
33 Wickliffe Mississippi culture site in KY, near Ohio and Mississippi Rivers confluence
34 Aztalan Northern-most Mississippi culture site near Madison, WI
35 Angel Mounds Mississippi culture settlement on the Ohio river near Evansville, IN
36 Tsirege Pueblo near White Rock, NM, about 800 rooms (1300-1600 AD)
37 Taos Pueblo in NM, continuously inhabited, built 1000-1450 AD
38 Zuni Large Pueblo in NM, near Four Corners
39 Tishomingo Capital of the Chickasaw Nation in south OK
40 Shaugawaumikong 2nd major settlement for Ojibwa, in extreme north-east WI
41 Allumette Island on which the Kichesipirini Algonquins had their main town, CA-QC
42 Wendake Village of the remains of the Huron peoples, part of Quebec City, CA-QC
43 Norridgewock Principal Abenaki settlement near Portland, ME
44 Mutsun Village of largest Ohlone tribe of same name, near San Francisco, CA
45 Ozette Village of the Makah in WA, occupied for centuries until buried by mudslide
46 Estipah-skikikini-kots (Head-Smashed-In) Millennia-old buffalo jump & winter campsite in south CA-AB
47 Hueco Tanks Mogollon/Apache site, important for many Native Americans due to pictographs, at El Paso, TX
48 Ukpiagvik Present day Barrow, AS; Inupiaq/Birnirk settlement since ~500 AD
49 Ketchikan Modern Tlingit town and largest collection of totem poles in the world, AS
50 Kuujjuaq Capital of Nunavik, homeland of the Inuit of northern Quebec, CA-QC

Unit DialogueEdit

The Native American units speak Mohawk. The Native Americans in the United States actually speak hundreds of languages. Corresponding English dialogue appears in parentheses.

Order000: tsi nisa'nikonhrò:ten (What your thoughts are.)

Order001: ia'sewahtén:ti (You (3 or more) all start the journey.)

Order002: (Certainly!)

Order003: kwah ó:nen'k (Right now.)

Order004: iah thé: tekarì:wa (It is no biggie.)

Order005: tsi tahsatá:ti tsi káhson (As you spoke it was done.)

Order006: kwah í:ken tsi ioiánere (That it real good.)

Order007: ok nà:'a tho wa'ákwe (We (3 or more excluding you) are already going there.)

Order008: hao' ki' tewahtén:ti (Let's go (3 or more of us).)

Order009: skén:nen sanonhtonniónhek tsi wa'tiakwarihwáhsnie'ne (Think peacefully as we (3 or more excluding you) assisted.)

Select000: ó:nen ki' wa'katatià:thewe (I've now arrived.)

Select001: ó:nen ki' wakatateweiennentà:'on (I am already ready.)

Select002: takhró:ri oh nenkaié:ren (Tell me how it will be done.)

Select003: kwah ki' ne'k wakehrhá:re (I'm just waiting.)

Select004: hao' ki' wakatateweiennentà:'on (OK, I'm ready.)

Select005: hátskwi oh nenkaié:ren? (Well how will it be done?)

Select006: hen (Yes?)

Select007: serihwahní:rat oh nenkaié:ren (Confirm how it will be done.)

Select008: oh nahò:ten tesatehontsó:ni? (What do you want?)

Select009: akwé: ki' wa'tiakwatóhetste (We (3 or more excluding you) all passed it.)