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14 08, 2017

American religion – history of religion

By |2018-04-09T23:07:32-07:00August 14th, 2017|Native American, North America, Religion|0 Comments

Rock Art from Utah, about 1700 AD In 1500 AD, there were many different religious faiths across North America. Each group of people worshipped their own gods. All of these faiths did have some things in common though. All of them were polytheistic. (They worshipped many gods.) And all of them thought some of their gods [...]

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

The Inuit and Canadian history

By |2019-09-22T08:46:03-07:00August 13th, 2017|Native American|2 Comments

A Canadian Inuit village in 1575 AD Inuit trade collapses In 1500 AD, the Inuit weren't doing so well. They had been buying steel and iron weapons from Vikings and East Asian traders. They used their good weapons to hunt whales, and they lived on whale meat and built houses of whalebone. Earlier Inuit history Who were the [...]

12 08, 2017

Californians fight the Missions

By |2018-10-02T07:43:05-07:00August 12th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Ohlone people crossing San Francisco Bay, with a European wool blanket (Louis Choris, 1816 AD) Native people in California In 1500 AD, California was a popular place to live. About one out of every three people living in what would become the United States lived in California. Early Native Californians More articles about [...]

7 06, 2017

History of Chinese Medicine

By |2019-09-13T07:00:05-07:00June 7th, 2017|China|10 Comments

Chinese medicine: a Chinese village doctor treating a man by burning herbs on his back (Song Dynasty, ca. 950 AD., now in National Palace Museum, Taiwan) What's the earliest Chinese medical book? Doctors wrote the earliest known Chinese medical writing, The Recipes for Fifty-Two Ailments, about 186 BC, around the beginning of the [...]

24 05, 2017

History of Botswana – African History

By |2019-02-20T21:56:38-07:00May 24th, 2017|Africa, History|0 Comments

History of Botswana: Where is Botswana? Tswana people in the 1500s In 1500 AD, the Tswana people lived in what is now Botswana. That's in the middle of the southern part of Africa. The Tswana were mostly millet farmers and cattle herders. Early South Africa Medieval African history All our Africa articles They were descended from [...]