It’s been assumed for a long time that they came from Asia over 10,000 years ago, but I just saw a TV program where a geneticist genetically linked them to an ANCIENT European group in France roughly 20,000 years ago. Some Native American artifacts also bear a striking resemblance to ancient European artifacts (namely, their arrowheads).
People might assume that they don’t look “white” because of racial mixing, but the original Europeans were not white (except for way up north in the Viking lands, and maybe even they didn’t back then). Modern-day Euros look white because of the repeated Viking invasions over the millennia, but the folks over in America never got that Nordic influence.
Well, southern Europe is less Nordic than northern Europe, and I’ve even seen Native Americans of a lighter skin tone who could (possibly) pass themselves off as Sicilian or Greek.
Are Native Americans the last of the original Europeans (who were probably more Asiatic than Nordic at the time)?