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Native American History Timeline

Long before Christopher Columbus stepped foot on what would come to be known as the Americas, the expansive territory was inhabited by Native Americans. Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, as more explorers sought to colonize their land, Native Americans responded in various ...read more

Navajo Code Talkers

How Native American Code Talkers Pioneered a New Type of Military Intelligence

One of the so-called “Five Civilized Tribes” of the southeastern United States, the Choctaw traditionally farmed corn, beans and pumpkins while also hunting, fishing and gathering wild edibles. Despite allying themselves with the United States in the War of 1812, they were ...read more

How Mohawk 'Skywalkers' Helped Build New York City's Most Iconic Skyscrapers

How Mohawk ‘Skywalkers’ Helped Build New York City's Tallest Skyscrapers

Native Americans aren’t often associated with New York City and its dense, vertical landscape. With so many Indian nations pushed to America’s frontier in the 19th century, they usually appear in popular culture as denizens of the rural West, occupying wide open spaces replete ...read more

Portrait of Apache leader Geronimo

Geronimo

Geronimo (1829-1909) was an Apache leader and medicine man best known for his fearlessness in resisting anyone–Mexican or American—who attempted to remove his people from their tribal lands.  He repeatedly evaded capture and life on a reservation, and during his final escape, a ...read more