Category: Pre-Colonial Period

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Indigenous People: Eastern Woodlands Cultivators (Northeast Indians)

In studying indigenous cultures, when Europeans arrived in the Americas, the Eastern Woodlands Cultivators (Northeast Indians) lived in what are now the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. The Northeast culture area reaches from the present-day Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritime Provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and...

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Pre-Colonial Period: Indigenous People

As Europeans moved beyond exploration and into colonization of the Americas, they brought changes to virtually every aspect of the land and its indigenous people, from trade and hunting to warfare and personal property. European goods, ideas, and diseases shaped the changing continent. Indigenous People These are the indigenous groups...


Sources of Labor: Slavery

Following triangular trade and indentured servitude is the institution whose legacy we’re still dealing with a century and a half after it’s end. Slavery and enslavement are the state and condition of being a slave. A person is enslaved when a slaver coerces him or her into working for them...