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The Crow get horses – American history

By |2019-04-29T16:30:04-07:00August 13th, 2017|History, Native American|

Crow men: later Crow history Crow people get smallpox and measles In the 1600s AD, Crow people were still living in the Dakotas. But they caught smallpox and measles from their neighbors, the Mandan, and many Crow people died. What was smallpox? How do you get measles? Early Crow history All our American history articles So even though they had [...]

Comanche history – Native Americans

By |2019-04-17T21:19:11-07:00August 12th, 2017|History, Native American|

Comanche women (1800s) From Shoshone to Comanche Pueblo people captured Spanish horses in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 AD, and they sold some of those horses to the Shoshone, in what is now Wyoming. Who were the Shoshone? Native Americans get horses All our American History articles The Shoshone who had horses split off from the other [...]

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 [...]

Blackfoot get horses – American history

By |2018-04-08T11:21:53-07:00August 12th, 2017|History, Native American|

Blackfoot man with horse Throughout the 1500s and 1600s AD, the Blackfoot continued to live in the same way they had lived before 1500. But the lives of Blackfoot people changed a lot in about 1730 AD, when they got horses from other North American tribes. Once they had horses, they could hunt bison and get their food more easily [...]

Early Mandan history – Native Americans

By |2018-04-07T17:05:36-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, Native American|

Shawnee state forest in Ohio - where the Mandan were living in 500 AD The Mandan were relatives of the Sioux people. Around 500 AD, they probably lived in the Midwest of North America, in what is now Ohio. Like their Sioux relatives, and like the Mississippians to their south, the Crow to their west and the Shawnee to their east, the Mandan [...]

Crow history – Native Americans

By |2019-04-29T11:43:07-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, North America|

Crow history and homeland: Lake Itasca, at the source of the Mississippi River What do Crow people call themselves? The Crow call themselves the Apsáalooke, the Bird's Children; Crow is an English translation of Apsáalooke. Native American languages All our Native American articles Where did early Crow live? Around 500 AD the Crow people seem [...]

Native Americans get horses and donkeys

By |2018-04-19T14:24:03-07:00June 20th, 2017|Native American, North America|

A Cheyenne man named Yellow Horse captures a herd of mules (Cheyenne drawing, about 1870). There had been no horses in North America since about 5600 BC, when buffalos ate their grass and then Native Americans (probably) hunted them (and camels) to extinction. But just after 1500 AD, horses returned when Spanish explorers brought [...]