The conventional view of the settlement of America is
that white Europeans immigrated to North America,
stole the land, and killed most of the Native Americans.
The few survivors were driven to reservations, where
a relative few descendants live today.
This view is partially incorrect. Some murder and mayhem did occur, but what happened in many cases is that whites and Indians intermarried and interbred. The second and third generation American was often a hybrid North American, carrying genes from European, Native American, and African genes. Continuing immigration of white settlers gradually increased the percentage of European contribution to the population. Our ancestors gradually forgot their origins and that they were part Indian.