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13 08, 2017

The Paiute fight the United States

By |2018-09-24T06:56:08-07:00August 13th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

The Paiute fight back - Sarah Winnemucca was a Paiute activist. The Paiute get horses At first the Paiute didn't see any of the Spanish invaders who conquered the Pueblo people around 1500 AD, but they still felt the effects of the invasion. Early history of the Paiute  Spanish demands for workers led the Navajo and the Ute to made raids into Paiute land [...]

13 08, 2017

Nez Perce and smallpox – American history

By |2019-03-27T06:55:50-07:00August 13th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

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 [...]

13 08, 2017

Lewis and Clark – American history

By |2017-08-13T17:28:54-07:00August 13th, 2017|History, North America|0 Comments

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 [...]

13 08, 2017

The Crow get horses – American history

By |2019-04-29T16:30:04-07:00August 13th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

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 [...]

12 08, 2017

Cree and smallpox – American history

By |2019-04-29T04:50:41-07:00August 12th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Cree history after 1500: A Cree man The Cree after 1500 AD In the 1500s AD, people who called themselves the Eenou lived in the northern part of North America, around what is now the border between the United States and Canada. Modern historians call them the Cree. Earlier Cree history American geography Colonization All [...]

12 08, 2017

Comanche history – Native Americans

By |2019-04-17T21:19:11-07:00August 12th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

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 [...]

12 08, 2017

Cheyenne and cholera – American history

By |2019-03-26T04:36:53-07:00August 12th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

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 [...]

12 08, 2017

Blackfoot get horses – American history

By |2018-04-08T11:21:53-07:00August 12th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

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 [...]

12 08, 2017

The Apache get horses – American history

By |2019-09-16T20:21:41-07:00August 12th, 2017|Native American|4 Comments

The Apache get horses: an Apache rock painting, ca. 1800 AD Who were the Apache? Like their Navajo cousins, the Apache people were Athabascan. They moved south into the south-west part of North America from their home in Canada about 1400 AD. So when the Spanish invaders came in the 1500s, the Apache hadn't been in the Southwest [...]

10 08, 2017

American economic history

By |2019-09-18T07:44:10-07:00August 10th, 2017|North America|2 Comments

Women and men farming in south-eastern North America (1500s AD) Just as in India,China, or Europe, most of the people who lived in North America around 1500 AD were farmers. There were also some people who hunted and gathered their food, like the Cree people who gathered wild rice, or the Chinook people who fished for salmon. Traders kept on shipping metals, stone, shell and furs [...]