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14 08, 2017

Brigham Young – Mormon religion

By |2019-02-23T14:15:13-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Brigham Young in the 1840s And after they killed Joseph Smith? After a mob killed Joseph Smith, the Mormons chose a new leader, Brigham Young (BRIG-am yung) and wisely left Illinois. The Mormon Church American religion All our American history articles Where did the Mormons move to? In 1847, Brigham Young decided that the Mormons [...]

14 08, 2017

Ghost Dance – Native American religion

By |2019-07-05T16:29:50-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Wovoka, a Paiute man who promoted the Ghost Dance Native Americans were suffering By the late 1800s AD, the United States and Canadian armies forced most of the people who had hunted bison on the Great Plains to move to reservations. The reservations were on terrible land. They were deserts with no water. What happened to the [...]

14 08, 2017

Ute get horses – American history

By |2017-08-14T09:57:14-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Utes riding horses in the 1800s AD During the 1500s AD, the Utes had not yet seen any European invaders. They were still living in Utah and Colorado the way they had been living before. In the 1630s, a few Spanish explorers came to Ute territory and so people saw white men for the first [...]

14 08, 2017

Sitting Bull and Wounded Knee – Sioux history

By |2018-05-21T17:09:53-07:00August 14th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Sioux history - Red Elk Woman, a member of the Sioux When did the Sioux first meet Europeans? In the 1500s and 1600s AD, Sioux people were still living around the Great Lakes (modern Minnesota). That's where they were in 1667 when they first met French fur traders. (Read about the early Sioux) When did the [...]

14 08, 2017

The Shoshone fight the United States

By |2018-05-17T16:30:44-07:00August 14th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Shoshone history: a Shoshone woman and baby The Shoshone get horses After the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 AD, some Shoshone people in Wyoming bought horses. These horse-riders split off from the other Shoshone and became the Comanche. At that point, Shoshone history becomes separate from Comanche history. (Read more about the Comanche) The rest of the Shoshone still [...]

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

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

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

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 [...]