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A Timeline History of Early American Indian Peoples by Diane Marczely Gimpel

By Diane Marczely Gimpel

Countless numbers, even millions, of years earlier than Europeans arrived in North the USA, American Indians had made their houses right here. those many teams tailored to the various lands and climates of what might later develop into the USA. each one workforce built its personal tradition and historical past.

When settlers from Britain, France, Spain, and Russia arrived, the beginners interacted with American Indians in numerous methods. a few engaged in alternate, whereas others attempted to enslave American Indian peoples or to take over their territories. Many conflicts arose because the varied teams fought over land and assets. The colonization in their land replaced the lives of yank Indians perpetually.

Explore the historical past of the numerous American Indian peoples who predated the USA. music the real occasions and turning issues that formed their cultures either sooner than and after the coming of ecu explorers, investors, and colonists.

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They were whale hunters and fishers. While the Northwest Coast peoples and their Plateau neighbors both included salmon as a major part of their diets, the two culture groups were different in many other ways. People living directly on the coast had plenty of food from the oceans and the forests near their villages, so they did not have to move around as much as the Plateau peoples did to find food. Many Northwest Coast natives lived in permanent villages of a dozen to forty rectangular houses built of cedar.

Many conflicts arose as the different groups fought over land and resources. The colonization of their land changed the lives of American Indians forever. Explore the history of the many American Indian peoples who predated the United States. Track the important events and turning points that shaped their cultures both before and after the arrival of European explorers, traders, and colonists.

Many American Indian groups have established governments to manage their own communities. 1932: Under the Dawes Act, white settlers acquire two-thirds of the land previously reserved for American Indians. 1900 1925 1887: The Dawes General Allotment Act gives pieces of land to individual American Indians. It encourages American Indians to become farmers by promising them a chance to gain US citizenship. Land not given to individuals for farming is sold publicly. 1950 1975 1960s: The civil rights movement, which focuses on winning equal rights for people of all races, leads to activism on behalf of American Indian groups.

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