The origin of the Crow Indians, also called the Absaroka or Apsaalooke, started with the Hidatsa tribe. The Hidatsa, a Siouan tribe, lived in semipermanent villages on the upper Missouri River in what is now North Dakota. The Crow or “people of the large-beaked bird” were once part of the Hidatsa tribe, but split into to two divisions that separated from the Hidatsa at different times and for unrelated reasons. These two divisions of Crow are known as the Mountain Crow and the River Crow. ("Tribal History of the Hidatsa (Gros Ventre) Tribe As Told to Col. A. B. Welch | Welch Dakotah Papers”)
The cherokee (chair-uh-kee) tribe was a tribe located in the southeastern part of the United States in states like Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Descendants now mostly live in Oklahoma. Many of the descendants now live in Oklahoma because of the Trail of tears which was the removal of Native americans by forcing them to Indian reservation, and if the tribes didn’t go by will the american army would force them.
In the book Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne, we learned of two stories that may not be well known in history, but they are very astonishing. One of the stories is about the Comanches, who may not have been well known but they became one of the most powerful Indian tribes in American history. We learn of the rise and fall of their tribe and how they became known for their extreme fighting abilities. The other story told in this book was the story of Cynthia Ann Parker and her son Quanah, who was a half- blood Indian. The Comanches fought with the white settlers to take control of the American west.
The name “Sioux” is short for “Nadouessioux”, meaning “little snakes”, given to them by their spiteful long time rival the Ojibwa tribe. The Sioux community was divided into a organized nation of seven different, smaller tribes; later becoming known as: Oceti Sakowin, which translates into “Seven Council Fire” in the Sioux indigenous language. To keep their history alive, the Sioux practiced oral tradition in sharing their past, through the Siouan language and occasionally, they communicated through sign language. They were a dominant tribe in Minnesota that later migrated continuously through the northern Great Plains region following buffalo patterns. The Sioux depended on bison for most of their food source, clothing, and shelter.
The Genocide: Trail of Tears/ The Indian removal act During the 1830s the united states congress and president Andrew Jackson created and passed the “Indian removal act”. Which allowed Jackson to forcibly remove the Indians from their native lands in the southeastern states, such as Florida and Mississippi, and send them to specific “Indian reservations” across the Mississippi river, so the whites could take over their land. From 1830-1839 the five civilized tribes (The Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, and Chickasaw) were forced, sometimes by gun point, to march about 1,000 miles to what is present day Oklahoma.
The Shawnee Tribe is a federally recognized Native American tribe in Oklahoma. Also known as the Loyal Shawnee, they are one of three federally recognized Shawnee tribes. The others are the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma and Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. Government The headquarters of the Shawnee Tribe is Miami, Oklahoma.
Stand Watie was born at Oothcaloga in the Cherokee Nation, Georgia on December 12, 1806. Stand Watie 's name in the Cherokee Nation was De gata ga, which means "he stands. " Watie was also known by other aliases, such as Isaac S. Watie. As a young boy he attended Moravian Mission School at Springplace Georgia, and moved on to serve as a clerk of the Cherokee Supreme Court and Speaker of the Cherokee National Council.
Appearance Clothing is an important factor in any culture. It gives each culture their own unique way of not only identifying but expressing themselves. Most American Indian men did not wear shirts. Some, like the Plains Indian warriors, did wear special buckskin war shirts. These were decorated with hair, ermine tails, and great quillwork and beadwork.
From eight present-day states; Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina, more than forty thousand square miles, lived the largest Native American tribe in the United States. The Cherokee. The Cherokee were once a very powerful tribe, they had lived and hunted in a large area of land. Like many Native American tribes, the Cherokee had called themselves “the real people” or the “principal people”. In Cherokee, that word is Ani-Yun-wiya.
The Crow Indian people tell many stories. These stories are considered to be facts and the true history of their tribe but, do you know why? These stories were essential for the Crow ancestors to have an understanding of the way their world worked and allowed them to have explanations for things like how the world was made, why the sun and moon set and rise, or where fire came from. They may have said the that the sun and the moon were star-crossed lovers but forbidden to be together, of course, this is just an example. On cold, rainy, or snowy days crow children would ask their parents to tell them stories such as the Coyote: the Crow creation story, The Piqued Buffalo-Wife, or The Lodge-Boy and the Thrown-Away Father, just to name a
Trail of Tears Native Americans experienced a dramatic change in the 1830s. Nearly 125,000 Native Americans who lived on inherited land from ancestors of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida were all cast out by the end of the decade. The federal government forced the natives to leave because white settlers wanted an area to grow their cotton. Andrew Jackson (President of the U.S. during this time) signed into law, the Indian Removal Act, authorizing him to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi River in return for native lands within state borders.