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28 09, 2017

Early Cheyenne history – Native Americans

By |2019-08-22T23:49:48-07:00September 28th, 2017|North America|0 Comments

Cheyenne history: For a long time, Cheyenne people lived in Minnesota, along rivers like this one. Algonquin and Cheyenne Cheyenne people are related to the Algonquin people. From the Paleo-Indian period onward Cheyenne people lived in the Great Lakes area (in modern Minnesota). Who are the Algonquin? The Blackfoot  Later Cheyenne people All our Native American articles [...]

28 09, 2017

American science after colonization

By |2019-08-22T23:50:55-07:00September 28th, 2017|North America|0 Comments

European trade goods (thanks to Nebraska Game and Parks Division) North American people made rapid scientific advances in the course of the 1500s AD, inspired by contacts with traders and explorers from Europe. People learned how to tame horses and ride them, and they learned how to use guns. They also began to use a [...]

15 08, 2017

Oil – American science

By |2018-04-24T11:06:04-07:00August 15th, 2017|North America, Science|0 Comments

A homemade oil lamp Oil is a kind of liquid made out of hydrocarbon molecules. It is mostly fat. Lots of plants and animals make oil. In North America, people got most of their oil from salmon, bison, and sunflowers. In Central America, it was avocados and nuts. In Europe, it was butter and lard from cows and pigs. In North Africa and West Asia, it was olives, and [...]

14 08, 2017

History of Valentine’s Day – American holidays

By |2019-02-14T06:11:04-07:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Religion|0 Comments

A Valentine from Charles, duke of Orleans, to his wife in 1415 AD The Roman Lupercalia The earliest holiday that might conceivably have something to do with Valentine's Day is the Roman Lupercalia. And the fashion for people singing Valentines verses to each other may have started earlier in the Middle Ages. More about [...]

14 08, 2017

Thanksgiving becomes a national holiday

By |2018-10-29T14:36:41-07:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Religion|0 Comments

Sarah Hale, who made Thanksgiving a national holiday Thanksgiving in the 1700s In the 1700s, most of the thirteen colonies had public Thanksgiving feasts at least once a year. Sometimes people held them more than once a year. The governor of each colony decided when to celebrate Thanksgiving. But in 1817, the governor of New York State decided to [...]

14 08, 2017

Thanksgiving – American holidays

By |2018-10-29T14:26:47-07:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Religion|0 Comments

History of Thanksgiving: A map of Wampanoag village at Plymouth Bay in 1613 AD,just before the Puritans arrived. See the growing crops around each house? Green Corn Ceremony Beginning about 100 AD, when they started farming their food, all throughout the middle and eastern parts of North America, people celebrated the Green Corn Ceremony every fall [...]

14 08, 2017

Quakers – Society of Friends – Religion

By |2017-08-14T23:37:27-07:00August 14th, 2017|Modern Europe, North America, Religion|0 Comments

A Quaker wedding (1800s in England) In 1648 AD, some people in England felt unhappy with the way Puritan Christians were praying to God. So they started to do things their own way. One early Quaker was a man named George Fox. But generally the Quakers (who call themselves the Friends) had no leaders, priests, or ministers. [...]

14 08, 2017

Puritans – American religion

By |2017-08-14T15:33:52-07:00August 14th, 2017|Modern Europe, North America, Religion|0 Comments

A Puritan family about 1563 About 1563 AD, some people in England decided that they wanted to follow a way of life that they thought would be more according to what the Christian God wanted. They called themselves "the godly", but other people called them "Puritans." Puritan people, like Calvinists, thought only God decided whether you got into Heaven. [...]

14 08, 2017

Mormons – religion and history

By |2018-04-18T17:19:13-07:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Religion|0 Comments

Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormons In 1820 AD,  Joseph Smith was fourteen years old. The teenager lived in a small town in New York State. He was upset when he realized that different Protestant ministers in his town had different ideas about God and how to worship God. The Presbyterians thought one [...]

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 [...]