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8 09, 2017

Mexican history and colonization

By |2019-08-08T20:55:15-07:00September 8th, 2017|Central America, History|2 Comments

Mexican history: Tenochtitlan under attack (painted in the 1600s) The Aztecs in Mexico In 1500 AD, the Aztec  controlled most of what is now Mexico. People also called them the Mexica. More about the Aztec Central American history All our Central America articles A rebellion helped by invaders In 1519, the Aztec ruler, Moctezuma the Younger, [...]

10 08, 2017

Green corn ceremony – Native American religion

By |2019-07-25T09:34:39-07:00August 10th, 2017|Food, Native American, Religion|0 Comments

Green corn ceremony: Corn, beans, and squash growing together When people started farming... Like other people around the world, when people in North America started to get more of their food from farming, starting about 1 AD, they also began to hold harvest festivals every year to celebrate a successful harvest with plenty of food to eat [...]

9 08, 2017

Early Paiute history – Native Americans

By |2018-04-07T17:05:38-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Strawberry Lake, in southern Oregon The Paiute, like the Shoshone, are descended from the Cochise culture. The Cochise lived in North America's southwest about 8000 BC. With the end of the last Ice Age, the southwest got too dry to support everybody. So the Cochise split up. The ancestors of the Paiute, the Shoshone, the Aztecs, and [...]

9 08, 2017

Navajo history – Dine – Native Americans

By |2018-04-07T17:05:37-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

A Navajo dog today After the ancestors of most Native Americans crossed the Bering Land Bridge, about 12,000 BC, they split up and settled in different parts of North America. The Navajo started out as part of the Athabascans or Dene. Like other Athabascans, they settled in west-central Canada (modern Alberta or Saskatchewan). Sometime around 1300 or [...]

9 08, 2017

Mississippian period – Native Americans

By |2019-09-15T07:00:04-07:00August 9th, 2017|Native American|5 Comments

Cahokia mound in Illinois, where a Mississippian city was After 800 AD the Mississippian culture developed all along the Mississippi and the Missouri valleys, replacing the earlier Woodland culture. Now many people lived in towns. They built temples and palaces on top of big earth mounds. They had wooden fortification walls around their towns, with [...]

5 08, 2017

King Louis XIV – history of France

By |2019-03-26T06:33:31-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

King Louis XIV of France Louis XIV becomes king of France When Anne of Austria decided to retire, in 1661 AD, her son Louis XIV took over ruling France. Anne of Austria All our Modern Europe articles Louis was 23 years old when he took power. Like his mother, Louis was most interested in getting more [...]