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14 08, 2017

Shawnee and Tecumseh – American history

By |2018-04-08T21:33:38-07:00August 14th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

A Shawnee cooking pot (ca. 1500 AD) The Shawnee people probably first suffered from contact with European explorers and traders shortly after 1500 AD. That's when they caught measles from their Iroquois and Mississippian neighbors. Many Shawnee died. There were fewer Shawnee people than there had been before. Shawnee people kept on living in villages, but the villages seem to have [...]

14 08, 2017

American revolutionary war – American history

By |2019-01-24T05:29:15-07:00August 14th, 2017|History, North America|0 Comments

American revolution: English soldiers search a settler's house (1770s) Why did the Americans revolt? In 1763 AD England won the French and Indian War against France (which had been fought mainly in North America), and so the English-speaking settlers on the East Coast could stop worrying that they were about to be taken over by France. Algonquin [...]

13 08, 2017

Iroquois history: the Revolutionary War

By |2019-09-27T05:47:34-07:00August 13th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Later Iroquois history: Trade beads made in Venice in the 1600s and traded in North America Iroquois trade for beads and knives When the first European traders came to the north Atlantic coast, about 1600 AD, the Iroquois were very interested in trading with them. Earlier Iroquois history Early Modern  Netherlands Europe's Early Modern economy Native American economy [...]

13 08, 2017

United States Independence – American history

By |2018-04-19T11:29:06-07:00August 13th, 2017|History, Native American, North America|0 Comments

Rock Art from Utah, about 1700 AD In the 1700s AD, most of North America was still under the control of native people. Because Pueblo people and the Navajo had taken Spanish invaders' horses and traded them north, they and the Sioux, Ute, Blackfoot, and other Plains Indians did very well. Hunting bison was much easier on horseback than it had been on foot. And [...]

12 08, 2017

Algonquin tribe during European colonization

By |2019-09-13T06:58:33-07:00August 12th, 2017|Native American|11 Comments

People of the Algonquin tribe in the 1700s AD Algonquin people sold beaver furs to European traders When European traders began to buy huge amounts of North American furs to sell in Europe and China, Algonquin hunters began to trap and hunt lots of animals, especially beaver, to get their fur to sell to the European traders. Who [...]

12 08, 2017

Thirteen states – American history

By |2017-08-12T09:44:31-07:00August 12th, 2017|History, North America|0 Comments

The first English settlement at Jamestown in 1607 The first European people who came to the east coast of North America, in the 1600s and 1700s, came for many different reasons, so their settlements were very different from each other. The earliest successful settlement was in Florida, in 1565 AD, when Spanish explorers founded the [...]

12 08, 2017

Early American government

By |2019-07-10T22:06:12-07:00August 12th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Early American government: Juan de Onate, the first Spanish governor, marked this rock in New Mexico to show he had been there (1605). American government in the 1500s Throughout the 1500s, the governments of North America were a lot like they had been before 1500. But two important things changed. Native American governments Charles [...]

10 08, 2017

American clothing – 1600s AD

By |2017-08-10T16:55:02-07:00August 10th, 2017|Clothing, North America|0 Comments

Algonquin people with wool blankets In the 1600s, most people still dressed the same as they had before, in deerskins. But in the south-west, Pueblo and Navajo people began to buy wool clothing from the Spanish settlers. Europeans produced a lot of wool to sell, so they wanted to sell it to Americans. The wool clothes were cheaper than deerskin, [...]

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 [...]

10 08, 2017

Early Native American languages

By |2019-09-18T07:44:01-07:00August 10th, 2017|Native American|2 Comments

Inuit carving of a fish The languages Native American people spoke (and still speak) in North America fall into several groups. The Cherokee and the Iroquois, on the East Coast, spoke Iroquoian languages. In the midwest, the Sioux, the Crow, and the Mandan spoke related languages. In the Pacific Northwest, the Chinook and the Nez Perce shared a language group. In the Southwest, the Shoshone, [...]