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People first came to the land now called Kentucky at least 14,000 years ago, possibly following mammoths and other large game that migrated here. Thousands of years later, Native American tribes including the Cherokee, Shawnee, Chickasaw, and Yuchi lived on the land.

Kentucky Get this: The Bluegrass State's bird is actually red and bluegrass is actually green! But things aren't always this confusing in Kentucky. Barry the bald eagle and MC Card the cardinal fly around the state that was once explored by Daniel Boone.