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By Liz Sonneborn

A desirable, in-depth timeline of yankee Indian heritage, «Chronology of yankee Indian heritage, up to date Edition», up to date and extended with present info, describes hundreds of thousands of years of occasions that contributed to shaping the lives and cultures of local american citizens, in addition to American society as an entire - from their ancestors arrival in North the US to the current.

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There, initially they remain hunters and gatherers who move from place to place in search of wild animals and plants. 26 Their way of life contrasts with that of their new Pueblo neighbors—the descendants of the Anasazi (see entry for CA. 750 TO 1400)—who live in villages and obtain most of their food through farming. The first contacts between the newcomers and the Pueblo were likely hostile, with the Navajo and Apache raiding Pueblo villages for food and supplies. Some groups, however, may have developed a peaceful relationship based on trade.

Unofficially, the exploratory party, which includes two goldsmiths, is also to search for fabled Indian villages with vast stores of gold and other precious metals. Cartier and several hundred men settle near what is now Quebec City, but they are plagued by harsh weather and Indian attacks. In the spring, they give up on establishing a colony and sail home with a hoard of what Cartier takes to be gold and diamonds. When they are found to be merely rocks, the French Crown loses interest in further exploration of North America for nearly 50 years.

The animal’s introduction would change the lives of Indians throughout the continent, but its greatest effect would be felt on the Great Plains. The horse would redefine Indian cultures in the region by turning settled farmers and gatherers into mounted hunters whose days were spent following the great buffalo herds. 28 Yet overwhelmingly the most important and tragic consequence of early contact was the spread of epidemic disease. Everyday European diseases such as smallpox, measles, and influenza had previously been unknown in the Americas; therefore, the native population had no natural immunities to them.

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