The earliest people in the Americas probably were Asians who crossed the prehistoric land bridge across the Bering Strait. They were largely of Mongoloid ancestry.
Nomadic hunters roamed the area that is now Colorado thousands of years ago. About the first century A.D., a people known as the Anasazi, or Basketmakers, settled in what is now the southwestern part of the state.
Indiana's first inhabitants were prehistoric Indians who came to the region from the west after the last glacial period.