Native Americans Out West (Major Research Paper)

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Native Americans out West “Native Americans”, a term that needs no definition! We all know that “Native Americans”, “Americans Indians”, “first nations”, or even “indigenous peoples of the Americans” are all terms used to describe the peoples who occupied North America before the arrival of the Europeans in the 15th century. They are believed to be immigrants from Asia who came into the Western Hemisphere through the Bering Strait some time during the late glacial epoch. They have always had their own culture and traditions, which have also adapted over time. And they also have a long history for their struggles with the new settlers. In this research I will focus on the Native Americans of the western part of the United States and their history, especially the time of the removal, around the nineteenth century. I will divide my research into two main parts. In the first part I will talk about every part of the western Native Americans’ locations, their geography and an overview of the changes that were brought into them after the European colonization. In my second part I will focus of the time of their history of their removal to the Indian territories and reservations, which we are currently studying in class. I hope I will give you a good idea about these great people and their interesting cultures. The first area I will talk about is the Plains area, which extended from the Canadian border north, to Texas in the south, including the grasslands area between the Mississippi River and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. One of the most important things that changed their lives after the European colonization was the horse, which appeared about the beginning of the 18th century, after it was first introduced by the Spanish of the Southwest. Many Native Americans left their nomadic life, ranging the grasslands and hunting buffalo. The other Native Americans

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