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Native American History

There were many indigenous people already living on the entire North American continent when the first European explorers arrived. They had long ago divided into several distinct groups, each with its own customs and specific way of life. Questions about these Native peoples and their interaction with the early explorers - and, later, with the Colonists - belong in this category.

Asked in India, History of the United States, Native American History, History of India

What is the difference between American freedom struggle and Indian freedom struggle?

American freedom struggle is through wars and bloodshed killing the Native Indians whereas the Indian struggle was a peaceful one - though with the blood of the sacrifices of martyrs.. ...
Asked in Sioux Indians, Native American History

What was name given to a tribe leader?

The Sioux were made up up of very many tribes, each divided into smaller bands headed by several chiefs and elders. In Lakota there are many words used for a chief or leader: itanchan wichasha itanchan nacha wichasha watapi wakichunzA blotahunka 95% of North American tribes are Matriarchal. The head of the tribes are the Clan Mothers. The Chiefs are the leaders in warfare. ...
Asked in Snow and Ice, Native American History, Inuit Northern Native Tribes

What is the name of an Eskimos ice shelter?

An Igloo. Real Answer: Inuit do not have ice shelters. They have regular houses. Before that, they had houses made of sod. ...
Asked in Native American History, US Civil War, India

What Indian products did the Europeans trade for?

Besides spices and cotton textiles, gems and precious stones were traded ...
Asked in Genealogy, Religion & Spirituality, Native American History

What is the mestizo religion?

There is no Mestizo religion. However, since most Mestizos live in regions that were formerly part of the Spanish Empire, most Mestizos are nominally Roman Catholic, as are most of the people in general in those regions. ...
Asked in Native American History

What were the Shoshone laws?

Shoshones are the north American Indian People of south-western United States.They have been living on those lands for thousands of years and have their own laws n theology. They have duly recognized territory, self determined civil and political governing structures. They have created Western Shoshone National Council. And according to a law made by it-"The Western Shoshone Nation has the sovereign right to determine its own form of government and has done so in North America for thousands of years until molested...
Asked in Native American History

Cree roles of men women and children?

they are for the men to abuse them
Asked in Native American History, Iroquois Indians

How did the Iroquois tribe survive?

The Iroquois survived by hunting, fishing, and even farming. They also wear cloths and live in shelters (Longhouses) to survive. ...
Asked in Native American History

Which animal did the Arapaho Indians hunt the most?

The buffalo, or bison was the main species hunted by the plains tribes.
Asked in Native American History

What did the natives use buffalo hide for?

The uses were many: Indian Uses of The Buffalo (Hide - Buckskin) moccasin tops cradles winter robes bedding breechcloths shirts leggings lance covers belts dresses pipe bags pouches paint bags pouches dolls coup flag covers quivers tipi covers gun cases (Hair) headdresses saddle pad filler pillows rope ornaments halters medicine balls (Tail) medicine switch fly brush lodge exterior decorations whips (Hoof & Feet) glue rattles (Horns) cups fire carriers powder horn spoons ladles headdresses signals toys (Meat) (every part eaten) pemmican (converted) hump ribs-immediately jerky (converted) (Skin Of Hind Leg) moccasins or boots (Rawhide) containers clothing headdress food medicine bags shields buckets moccasin soles rattles drums drumsticks splints cinches ropes belts bullets pouches saddles horse masks lance cases armbands quirts bull boats knife cases stirrups thongs horse ornament From: Malls, Tom, THE MYSTIC WARRIORS OF THE PLAINS 1972, p 190 (Picture of Buffalo - Artist: Black Lance - Courtesy of St. Joseph Indian School) ...
Asked in Native American History

Who are Houma Indians?

History The Houma Indians had been driven to the most isolated swamplands on this continent to find a place where they could independently maintain their Indian ways of life, language, medicine, arts, traditions and ceremonies. It would be hard for one to imagine the struggles the Houmas would face and be forced to endure in the years to follow before gaining state and federal recognition. The first written, historical mention of the Houmas occurred in 1682, when French explorer LaSalle noted a Houma village...
Asked in Native American History, Saints

What were Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha's miracles?

There have been a number of miracles attributed to Bl. Kateri but most occurred shortly after her death and no one is still alive to verify them. The first occurred at the moment of her death. Her face had been badly scarred by smallpox when she was but 4 years old. At the moment she died her skin became blemish free as the scars disappeared. A number of people claimed to have been healed when they visited her grave soon after...
Asked in Native American History

Who Composed Tipi Tipi Tin?

This song was composed by María Grever (1894-1951). She was the first Mexican female musician to become a successful composer ...
Asked in Native American History, History of the United States, Colonial America

Did native American tribes ever fight each other over land before pilgrims even settled?

All the time. In fact the pilgrims were only able to make allies of native tribes because of existing rivalries in the area. ...
Asked in Ancient History, Native American History, Pueblo Indians

Did the Pueblo Indians have social classes?

There was no poor middle or rich classes but there was classes for how much respect and deciding power people could have in a pueblo community. ...
Asked in Acronyms & Abbreviations, Native American History

What does NDN stand for?

1) Indian 2) New Democrat Network
Asked in Native American History, Oak Trees

What is native American Indian word for oak tree?

There are many types of Native Americans, thus many different Native American dialects. Therefore you have to specify which Native American tribe you are referring to. ...
Asked in Native American History

What landforms did the Blackfoot tribe have?

Sometimes one of the close lands forms in the ones that lived in California was the rocky mountains ...
Asked in History of Writing, History of the United States, Native American History, Pocahontas

How did Pocahontas affect US history?

She found a way to make peace with the newly arrived Europeans. MORE The story we know is not true. Actually the colonist landed in an area of 14,000 Native Americans and in the worse land in the area. Powhatan pretty much left them alone. I think he figured that they would die from the bad water and disease . He was fairly right. Within 6 months there were only 34 men left alive of the 104 who came. It wasn't until...
Asked in Native American History

Is nifty option American or European?

Nifty Options are American in nature. European styled options do exist in the Indian markets , but in the currency Derivatives OTC markets. ...
Asked in History of the United States, Native American History

How do you say wolf in the pawnee language?

ckirihki is the Pawnee word for coyote or wolf.
Asked in Native American History, Sioux Indians

Which plains tribe did celebrate the sun dance?

The question is too general. There were plains tribal groups who historically celebrated the traditional form of the Sun Dance faith; tribal groups who still conduct Sun Dances today; plus, genizaro affairs who engage in what can only be described as a "Pan-Native American"/"Native Pan-American" semblance of the original plains Sun Dance. Historically, most Plains Indian tribes did participate in the Sun Dance. In fact, it is easier to ask which plains tribes did not participate in the Sun Dance--such a list would...
Asked in Native American History

What 5 Native American state names describe water?

There are four, plus one that actually describes the land on each side of water: Connecticut Mississippi Michigan Ohio and Nebraska Connecticut is from one of the Algonquian languages (perhaps Pocumtuc or Wappinger) meaning "at the long river or body of water". Mississipi is also an Algonguian term; the first element is michi (great) and the second is sipi (water). Michigan is yet another Algonquian name, this time michi (great) plus goomi (lake). Ohio may be an Iroquoian word for a large river. Nebraska looks like it ought to mean...