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14 08, 2017

Thanksgiving becomes a national holiday

By |2018-10-29T14:36:41-07:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Religion|0 Comments

Sarah Hale, who made Thanksgiving a national holiday Thanksgiving in the 1700s In the 1700s, most of the thirteen colonies had public Thanksgiving feasts at least once a year. Sometimes people held them more than once a year. The governor of each colony decided when to celebrate Thanksgiving. But in 1817, the governor of New York State decided to [...]

14 08, 2017

Mormons – religion and history

By |2018-04-18T17:19:13-07:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Religion|0 Comments

Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormons In 1820 AD,  Joseph Smith was fourteen years old. The teenager lived in a small town in New York State. He was upset when he realized that different Protestant ministers in his town had different ideas about God and how to worship God. The Presbyterians thought one [...]

14 08, 2017

Anne Hutchinson – A Puritan leader

By |2019-01-27T19:13:57-07:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Religion|0 Comments

Boston in the time of Anne Hutchinson Anne Hutchinson's backstory Anne Hutchinson was born in 1603, the same year that Queen Elizabeth died. Her father was a Puritan minister in England. Like Margaret Cavendish about the same time, Hutchinson was home-schooled with her brothers and sisters. She became a Puritan like her father. Who were the Puritans? More [...]

14 08, 2017

Sojourner Truth – African-American freedom

By |2019-09-18T07:44:33-07:00August 14th, 2017|North America|2 Comments

Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth didn't know where her people came from, because she was born into slavery. But it was probably West Africa or the Congo. She may have been part Native American. Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree in New York State, in 1797, just after the Revolutionary War. She had about ten brothers and sisters; they [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

9 08, 2017

Iroquois history – Native Americans

By |2019-09-27T05:04:05-07:00August 9th, 2017|Native American|4 Comments

Early Iroquois history: Mohawk pottery Haudenosaunee Early Iroquois history starts when the Iroquois originally came to America with the other Native Americans. They may have first settled around what's now Maryland around 1000 AD. Iroquois since colonization What was Iroquois food like? Iroquois longhouses All our Native American articles The Iroquois didn't call themselves "Iroquois", [...]

9 08, 2017

Hopewell history – Native Americans

By |2019-08-19T22:01:16-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Hopewell Mound in Ohio When was the Hopewell? About 200 BC, people - including the Adena people - formed a culture called the Hopewell culture. (It's named after a farm where archaeologists first dug it up). Earlier Adena people Empires timeline All our Native American articles These people lived in the Northeast and Midwest of [...]