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1677 treaty between Virgina and Indians
1677 treaty between Virgina and Indians
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Indian lacrosse game
Indian lacrosse game
George Catlin's 1846–1850 painting, An Indian Ball-Play, depicts Plains Indians playing lacrosse. In the painting, hundreds of men are on the field holding sticks. Several teepees are in the background.
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1677 treaty between Virgina and Indians: Article XVI
1677 treaty between Virgina and Indians: Article XVI
Article XVI of the 1677 treaty between Virginia and the Indians.
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William Penn's Treaty with the Indians
William Penn's Treaty with the Indians
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Powwow dancer
Powwow dancer
At a powwow in Howard County, Maryland, a woman does a contemporary dance.
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Wampum
Wampum
Circa 1890 photograph of string and belt wampum, a traditional form of money used by American Indians. Wampum consists of cylindrical beads made from the ends of shells rubbed down, polished, and threaded on strings, which were often combined to form bracelets,...
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Assiniboine hunting buffalo
Assiniboine hunting buffalo
Paul Kane's circa 1851-1856 painting depicts two Plains Indians on horseback hunting a buffalo. The introduction of horses by Spanish settlers changed the way Plains Indians hunted, allowing them to overtake buffalo by speed.
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County Population: Percent American Indian, 2000
County Population: Percent American Indian, 2000
Map shows the percentage of each county's population that identified as American Indian or Alaska Native in the 2000 census.
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Land occupied by southeastern tribes, 1820s
Land occupied by southeastern tribes, 1820s
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Routes of Indian Removal
Routes of Indian Removal
Map showing land and water routes taken by Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole Indians during removal to Oklahoma, 1838–1839.
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Pictographs at Canyon De Chelly National Monument
Pictographs at Canyon De Chelly National Monument
These pictographs of people were drawn by ancient Anasazi Indians. The figures are drawn with white, brown, and yellow pigments. Some of the figures have horns.
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Route of the Trail of Tears
Route of the Trail of Tears
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Petroglyphs in the rock face of Canyon De Chelly National Monument
Petroglyphs in the rock face of Canyon De Chelly National Monument
Petroglyphs can be seen on this rock face in Canyon De Chelly National Monument. Anasazi Indians lived in this area between 350 and 1300 CE.
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Cherokee Chief John Ross
Cherokee Chief John Ross
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Sequoyah
Sequoyah
In this nineteenth-century portrait, Sequoyah is shown with a tablet depicting his syllabary or writing system for the Cherokee language.
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Bartholomé de Las Casas
Bartholomé de Las Casas
Constantino Brumidi's 1876 painting, Bartholomé de Las Casas, depicts de las Casas and an American Indian in a room, viewed through an arched window. De las Casas is sitting at a desk in his priest's robe with a pen in his right hand. The Indian...
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Cherokee woman and pottery
Cherokee woman and pottery
In North Carolina, a Cherokee woman works with clay pottery pieces.
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Recovering charcoal by flotation
Recovering charcoal by flotation
Students retrieving charred plant remains by flotation.
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Town Creek burial house and guard tower
Town Creek burial house and guard tower
This photograph, taken inside the town center at Town Creek Indian Mound, shows a recreation of the Town Creek burial house. The Indians who lived here built round, thatch-roof huts in which to bury their dead.
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White House ruins at Canyon De Chelly National Monument
White House ruins at Canyon De Chelly National Monument
At the mouth of cliff are ruins of structures built by the Anasazi Indians around 1200 CE. Looking closely, one can see graffiti written on one of the walls. It says, “J.V. Conway, Santa Fe, September 24, 1873.” Today the ruins are protected by...
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