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Mexico and colonization – American history

By |2019-04-04T08:15:36-07:00September 8th, 2017|Central America, 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, was surprised [...]

Cheyenne and cholera – American history

By |2019-03-26T04:36:53-07:00August 12th, 2017|History, Native American|

Cheyenne history changed when they got horses (Cheyenne painting on bison hide, 1800s) When did Cheyenne people meet Europeans? In 1680 AD, Cheyenne people were living around the sources of the Mississippi River (in modern Minnesota), when they sent representatives to meet with French fur traders at La Salle's fort and urge them to come to [...]

Pueblo history – Anasazi – Native Americans

By |2019-01-25T06:05:57-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, North America|

Anasazi (Pueblo) pit house Anasazi people Pueblo people (sometimes called the Anasazi) started to build mud-brick houses for themselves in the south-west part of North America (modern Colorado, northern Arizona, and New Mexico) about 100 BC, during the Middle Woodland period (the time of the Han dynasty in China, and the Roman republic in Europe). At this point archaeologists call [...]

Mississippian period – Native Americans

By |2018-04-24T10:24:37-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, Native American|

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 [...]