School teaches children than Native Americans crossed the Bering Strait not that long ago.
It was a doctrine.
Now we know that story is 100% wrong.
Who made up the original bogus story?
A Catholic priest, and by claiming Native Americans were primitive "newcomers", they strenghtened their claims that the New World belonged to Rome.
In fact, South America was literally split between Spain and Portugal by Papal decree indicating who was believed to have legal "claim" to the New World.
The British upset that apple cart with their North American adventures - but were happy to claim the land as their own.
Canada, for example, is still a Royal holding. Look at the money, the ROYAL Canadian police, CROWN lands (public lands) and every Canadian is a de facto subject of the Queen as new immigrants learn when they swear their citizenship oath.