Due to the fact that only Native Americans were in the Oregon Territory, and they used animal products efficiently and did not hunt unless it was necessary, the animal population was very high. The main animal hunted by trappers were beavers. Their fur had become a commodity due to the near extinction of the creature from over hunting. “The possibility of profiting from the western beaver trade had led,”(McNeese OL) many to the territory in search of wealth and fame. The land around the Oregon Trail was also important and profitable because it could and was used for farmers to plant and harvest corn, wheat, and other vegetables.
The Sioux Indians were a powerful tribe with a rich history. The sioux we nomadic which meant they moved from place to another.They followed the pattern of buffalo which assured them there will be enough food and clothing. The Sioux tribe were well known for their hunting and warrior culture. War was a very important part of the Plains Indian culture which led to inter-tribal conflicts . The Siouan men wore face paint for religious ceremonies and, war paint in times of war.
All they wanted was to be rich and have a better life. There were many Indian ambushes. J. Fredrick Fauz reports that of the 120 men stationed near the falls, the indians kill “neere halfe”. It was very hard for the Indians because suddenly they had to share their natural resources with these new people. Dennis B. Blankton assesses that “the island is not situated at a point of great natural food abundance.” Colonists and Indians had a very rough relationship and it resulted in many wars and many deaths for both the colonists and the
It was a hunting trip along the Big Sandy River in Kentucky and worked its way westward all the way to Floyd County. He was a really good skilled survivor. In April 1775 while Boone was working for Richard Henderson's Transylvania company he directed colonist to an area close to Kentucky they named. They set up a claim for the Indians . That year he also brought his family there for a new home.
The horses disappeared for a long time in the Americas after the Ice Age until the Europeans came and brought horses to the New World. According to The Economics of Horses and Buffalo, the Native Americans are able to hunt for buffalos more efficiently because of the horses.
At the beginning, Egan used the phrase, “the Great Plowup.” He meant the Era of large success for the people, who settle in the Great Plains, by changing the grasses with crops of wheat and corn. Those people settled in the Great Plains after moving of the Indian, killing a lot of animals, and removing the few trees in the land. They plowed a million acres and replaced the grass which covered the land with the crops. These crops like a lot of water. The years from 1901 to 1930 were rainy years.
He claims that Indians had had a negative experience with the Europeans even before the Pilgrims arrived. In fact, Indians attacked them with arrows that belonged to the other travelers from the Old World, notorious for ruining Indians’ homes and selling the locals into slavery. Another reason for the outrage of Indians were the diseases that they were not immune to. Smallpox, for example, killed a great part of the local population. Axtell then described how the natives joined and copied the whites’ way of life.
Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota chief and holy man, born in 1831 in present-day South Dakota. Son of honored Sioux warrior Returns-Again, Sitting Bull idolized his father and wanted to be exactly like him, but he struggled initially in skill; he lacked natural talent for violence, and thus was deemed “Slow” in his early years. A few years later at fourteen, he would assist in war against a rival tribe. He would be given the new name of “Tatanka-Iyotanka”; a Lakota phrase meaning “a buffalo sitting”. Growing up, Sitting Bull’s destiny was seemingly shaped by the conflicts the Native peoples were fronting in the face of white settlers moving in on their land and ways of life.
The interactions between the Europeans and the Native Americans were far from peaceful. For example, when Hernando de Soto came to the Americas with his 200 horses, 600 soldiers, and 300 pigs, he devastated the Indian villages in the four years that he was on American soil. It was hardly fair for the Indians, because they were not used to the violent techniques used by Soto and his men, and they had never seen an army with guns and horses. However, despite all the violence that Soto caused, the worst the he did was not killing the Indians, it was bringing his pigs. The pigs that Soto brought were disease-ridden and it only took a couple pigs that escapes the clutches of Soto and his army to wreak havoc for the Indians.
The Impact of Dr. Seuss on American Culture “Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing (Dr. Seuss).” When Theodor Seuss Geisel was born, life was not as easy as it is today. From war to civil rights movements, Seuss endured many influential american “battles”. Theodor Seuss Geisel grew up in a large German community where his family lived and worked. When Dr. Seuss was thirteen years old, The United States went to war with Germany which brought fear and anxiety to the Geisel’s hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. During the war, art became a popular method used to depict war and more often to escape the hardships that americans both on and off the battlefield faced.
The sites like: Mato Tipila (Devils tower), Hinhan Kaga (Harney Peak), Mato Paha (Bear Butte), and He Sapa (Black Hills) were all once a sacred site for all native tribes for religious reasons, but the europeans came and took their sacred sites, their land, and their animals, commonly the buffalo. They also massacre more Native
Jackson was one of the first presidents of the new nation in the early 1800s. He served eight years in chair from 1829-1837. Before his term as presidency he was known as a "war hero". He gained many supporters from common people by discriminating against the rich. During his presidency Jackson encouraged Americans to create a smaller government with more involvement from citizens.
government broke its promises, some of the Dakota Indians went to war against the white settlers. Many Dakota did not join in, choosing to aid and protect settlers instead. The fighting lasted six weeks and many people on both sides were killed or fled Minnesota. Former Minnesota governor Henry Sibley led an expedition of soldiers and Dakota scouts against the Dakota warriors. The war ended on December 26, 1862, when thirty-eight Dakota Indians were hanged in Mankato in the largest mass execution in U.S. history.