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28 09, 2017

Early Native American Economy – farming and trade

By |2019-08-22T23:50:12-07:00September 28th, 2017|Native American|0 Comments

Native American economy: Pomo people fishing (California, 1816) Fishing and gathering food When people first came to North America, maybe about 15,000 BC, they were probably mostly following the fish along the coast, and fishing is what they spent most of their time doing. History of fishing First people in the Americas Lots more Native [...]

14 08, 2017

American religion – history of religion

By |2018-04-09T23:07:32-07:00August 14th, 2017|Native American, North America, Religion|0 Comments

Rock Art from Utah, about 1700 AD In 1500 AD, there were many different religious faiths across North America. Each group of people worshipped their own gods. All of these faiths did have some things in common though. All of them were polytheistic. (They worshipped many gods.) And all of them thought some of their gods [...]

14 08, 2017

American people – family, education, slavery

By |2018-04-24T11:03:47-07:00August 14th, 2017|Native American, North America, People|0 Comments

A Pueblo family with a donkey in 1885 (Detroit Publishing Company) Since 1500 AD North American people's relationships to one another have seen big changes. In the 1500s, most kids lived in small villages with their families. Many kids grew up in longhouses or pueblos, with their cousins and aunts and uncles sharing their house. Nobody went to [...]

14 08, 2017

Sitting Bull and Wounded Knee – Sioux history

By |2018-05-21T17:09:53-07:00August 14th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Sioux history - Red Elk Woman, a member of the Sioux When did the Sioux first meet Europeans? In the 1500s and 1600s AD, Sioux people were still living around the Great Lakes (modern Minnesota). That's where they were in 1667 when they first met French fur traders. (Read about the early Sioux) When did the [...]

14 08, 2017

The Shoshone fight the United States

By |2018-05-17T16:30:44-07:00August 14th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Shoshone history: a Shoshone woman and baby The Shoshone get horses After the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 AD, some Shoshone people in Wyoming bought horses. These horse-riders split off from the other Shoshone and became the Comanche. At that point, Shoshone history becomes separate from Comanche history. (Read more about the Comanche) The rest of the Shoshone still [...]

14 08, 2017

Shawnee and Tecumseh – American history

By |2018-04-08T21:33:38-07:00August 14th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

A Shawnee cooking pot (ca. 1500 AD) The Shawnee people probably first suffered from contact with European explorers and traders shortly after 1500 AD. That's when they caught measles from their Iroquois and Mississippian neighbors. Many Shawnee died. There were fewer Shawnee people than there had been before. Shawnee people kept on living in villages, but the villages seem to have [...]

13 08, 2017

Pueblo Revolt – American history

By |2018-10-02T06:35:15-07:00August 13th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

The causes of the Pueblo Revolt: Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Pueblo people move to the Rio Grande In 1500 AD, people of the Pueblo nation had recently left their usual land, probably because of a long drought, and moved south and west to the valley of the Rio Grande. Early history of the Pueblo people [...]

13 08, 2017

The Paiute fight the United States

By |2018-09-24T06:56:08-07:00August 13th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

The Paiute fight back - Sarah Winnemucca was a Paiute activist. The Paiute get horses At first the Paiute didn't see any of the Spanish invaders who conquered the Pueblo people around 1500 AD, but they still felt the effects of the invasion. Early history of the Paiute  Spanish demands for workers led the Navajo and the Ute to made raids into Paiute land [...]

13 08, 2017

Nez Perce and smallpox – American history

By |2019-03-27T06:55:50-07:00August 13th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Nez Perce girls When did the Nez Perce meet Europeans? Because the Nez Perce lived pretty far from the Pacific Coast, they didn't meet European travelers until the 1700s AD. That was more than two hundred years later than the Iroquois and Cherokee, and even later than their Chinook and Shoshone neighbors. Early Nez Perce history More about the Shoshone [...]