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Cree and smallpox – American history

By |2019-04-29T04:50:41-07:00August 12th, 2017|History, Native American|

Cree history after 1500: A Cree man The Cree after 1500 AD In the 1500s AD, people who called themselves the Eenou lived in the northern part of North America, around what is now the border between the United States and Canada. Modern historians call them the Cree. Earlier Cree history American geography Colonization All [...]

Early Sioux history – Native Americans

By |2018-04-07T17:05:40-07:00August 10th, 2017|History, Native American|

Mound on Lake Marion, Santee River (thanks to Wikipedia) About 800 AD, ancestors of the Sioux people probably lived in the south-eastern part of North America, around where South Carolina is now. Like the Mississippians to their west, they built earth mounds, and probably they also farmed corn and beans and sunflowers. Around 1000-1300 AD, a global warming period encouraged [...]

Early Shawnee history – Native Americans

By |2018-04-07T17:05:39-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, Native American|

Serpent Mound (Ohio, about 500 BC?) Shawnee people were related to the Algonquin and the Cree, and spoke a related Athabascan language, but they lived a little further south, in the mid-west (modern Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Kentucky). Indeed, the word "Shawnee" may mean "south people". The Shawnee lived more like their neighbors than like [...]

Mississippian period – Native Americans

By |2018-04-24T10:24:37-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, Native American|

Cahokia mound in Illinois, where a Mississippian city was After 800 AD the Mississippian culture developed all along the Mississippi and the Missouri valleys, replacing the earlier Woodland culture. Now many people lived in towns. They built temples and palaces on top of big earth mounds. They had wooden fortification walls around their towns, with [...]

Hopewell history – Native Americans

By |2018-04-08T11:23:04-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, Native American|

Hopewell Mound in Ohio About 200 BC, people - including the Adena people - formed a culture called the Hopewell culture (named after a farm where archaeologists first dug it up). These people lived in the Northeast and Midwest of North America (from modern New York to Missouri and from Wisconsin to Mississippi). Nobody knows for [...]

Cree history – Native Americans

By |2019-04-29T04:35:07-07:00August 8th, 2017|History, Native American, Where|

Typical Cree environment - Great Lakes wetland Where did Cree people come from? The Cree probably started out as part of the Athabascan crew. When other Native people spread out south and east, the Athabascans, or Dene, stayed up north. Paleo-Indians American geography All our Native American articles Their language became different. But [...]

Archaic North America – Native Americans

By |2019-01-31T05:59:23-07:00August 8th, 2017|History, Native American|

Archaic North America - the glaciers melted with the end of the Ice Age When did the Archaic period begin? After the Paleo-Indian period,  came the Archaic period. The Archaic started about 8000 BC. (That's ten thousand years ago.) During the Early Archaic period, the Ice Age ended. The great glaciers that covered the northern part of [...]