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Nez Perce and smallpox – American history

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

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 [...]

Lewis and Clark – American history

By |2017-08-13T17:28:54-07:00August 13th, 2017|History, North America|

Lewis and Clark In 1804 AD, the Sioux people received a visit from official representatives of the newly formed United States government. The visitors' names were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Both of them had already killed many Native Americans. Mostly they had killed Shawnee. They were fighting to take Shawnee land in the Appalachians. The Sioux didn't [...]

Chinook history – Native Americans

By |2019-03-28T11:27:21-07:00August 8th, 2017|History, Native American|

Chinook history involved making baskets (University of Washington - cedar root basket) When did Native people come to the Pacific Northwest? People have lived in the Pacific Northwest since the Paleo-Indian period, about 11,000 BC. They might even have arrived as early as 20,000 BC! More about Paleo-Indians History of fishing All our Native American articles [...]