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8 09, 2017

Central and South American food

By |2018-04-19T15:03:08-07:00September 8th, 2017|Central America, Food, South America|0 Comments

Aztec men sharing a meal When people first came to Central and South America, perhaps about 15,000 BC, they hunted and gathered all of their food. They picked wild potatoes, wild teosinte (the ancestor of corn), wild beans and wild tomatoes and avocados. They hunted rabbits and llamas and turkeys, and fished in the rivers and the ocean. For fun, they probably fermented teosinte and other plants into [...]

9 08, 2017

Mississippi People – Native Americans

By |2018-04-07T17:05:36-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

A Mississippian warrior About 800 AD, the old Hopewell people seem to have developed what we call the Mississippian culture. People living near the Mississippi river got new kinds of corn about this time. Now, instead of just building burial mounds, people built mounds with flat tops and built buildings on top of the mounds, like a Mayan temple. Some [...]

8 08, 2017

Cherokee history – Native Americans

By |2019-09-18T07:49:15-07:00August 8th, 2017|Native American|2 Comments

Cherokee history: statues from Etowah (now northern Georgia) from about 1300 AD (maybe these should really be counted as Creek?) The Ani Chota The Cherokee nation was the largest nation of eastern North America.  They were probably also the most important. But they did not call themselves the Cherokee. They called themselves the [...]

8 08, 2017

Cherokee economy – Native Americans

By |2018-04-07T17:05:26-07:00August 8th, 2017|Economy, Native American|0 Comments

Cherokee fishing weir on the Little Tennessee River in Macon County. (Thanks to Ralph Preston) People who lived in the Cherokee nation got their meat from hunting and fishing, and from gathering shellfish, and their corn and beans and squash from farming. Usually men did the hunting and fishing. They built little rock walls in the water - fishing weirs - [...]

23 06, 2017

History of turkeys – Where do turkeys come from?

By |2019-09-15T07:10:20-07:00June 23rd, 2017|Central America|4 Comments

History of turkeys: Wild turkeys When did turkeys evolve? Turkeys evolved from earlier birds. The ancestors of the turkey evolved about 100 million years ago, from the dinosaurs that were alive at that time. More about dinosaurs When did birds evolve? Native American environment All our Native articles Are turkeys related to chickens? [...]

25 05, 2017

History of Birds – Biology

By |2019-02-14T21:03:14-07:00May 25th, 2017|Biology - Evolution, from cells to modern mammals, birds, and reptiles|0 Comments

A robin sits on a branch: birds biology When did birds evolve? The first birds evolved out of earlier small dinosaurs late in the Jurassic period, about 150 million years ago. At this time, most of the bigger animals on Earth were dinosaurs. Really, dinosaurs? The Jurassic period All our biology articles How [...]