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  • Africa
  • For instance, Schweinfurth, in speaking of a negress belonging to the Monbuttoos, who inhabit the interior of Africa a few degrees north of the equator, says, "Like all her race, she had a skin several shades lighter than her husband's, being something of the colour of half-roasted coffee. (infidels.org)
  • According to the 1st-century geographer Diodorus Siculus, Iberians in the Spanish Peninsula and the Phoenicians of North Africa had learned about a huge paradise in the far western Atlantic about 1000 BC. (davidpratt.info)
  • Gunnar Thompson sees this as part of a deliberate strategy to confuse rivals, and also to avoid arousing the anger of the Catholic Church, which recognized only three continents: Europe, Africa, and Asia. (davidpratt.info)
  • Behaim's 1492 map failed to show a continent below the Antilles, yet an account in the Nuremberg Chronicle for 1493 reported that Behaim, accompanied by Jacobus Carnus of Portugal, had crossed the equator to the Antipodes, a Roman term for a southern continent opposite Africa. (davidpratt.info)
  • lands
  • In the midst of the American 'Manifest Destiny' social climate, the Bering Strait theory provided a 'scientific' means to justify the taking of ancestral Indian lands. (nativecircle.com)
  • In the 18th and early 19th centuries, a Native American empire rose to dominate the fiercely contested lands of the American Southwest, the southern Great Plains, and northern Mexico. (audible.com)
  • The lands of the Sioux have also been a focal point for some of the most dramatic events in the American Indian Movement of recent times, especially the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota , in 1973, which brought national media attention to the Pine Ridge Reservation. (encyclopedia.com)
  • History
  • The Indians used oral history methods to preserve their history and culture. (familysearch.org)
  • The National Archives of the United States in Washington D.C., its several regional archives, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City, the Public Archives of Canada in Ottawa are but a few of the archives or libraries with very substantial holdings of American Indian records. (familysearch.org)
  • Most U.S. History books, and many other books written about North American Indigenous people, begin by propagating the Bering Strait Myth, telling the silly story of thousands, even millions, of early First Nations people migrating from Asia, crossing the so-called 'land-bridge' of the Bering Strait. (nativecircle.com)
  • This history of injustice largely explains why Indians are among the most impoverished groups in the United States and other countries. (britannica.com)
  • The immense geographical spread of Siouan-language peoples, from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean , from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, attests to their importance in the history of the North American continent - most of that history having occurred before the arrival of non-Indians. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Those known today as Sioux (the Dakota, the Lakota, and the Nakota), living primarily in the upper Great Plains region, are among the best-known Indians within American popular culture due to their participation in what Americans perceive to have been dramatic events within their own history, such as the Battle of the Little Big Horn in the late nineteenth century. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Much doubt has been cast upon the genuine character of the Popol Vuh, principally by persons who were almost if not entirely ignorant of the problems of preColumbian history in America. (meta-religion.com)
  • Nations
  • Later, Native Americans in Canada began to refer to themselves as First Nations. (britannica.com)
  • I flatter myself that the orders with which I was entrusted are fully executed, as we have not left a single settlement or field of corn in the in the country of the Five nations, nor is there the appearance of an Indian on this side of Niagara. (sullivanclinton.com)
  • In the East and Southeast, from early colonial times, there was much disagreement regarding the nature of the relations with the Indian nations. (encyclopedia.com)
  • There was also a constant need to have allies among the Indian nations during the period of European colonial rivalry on the North American continent, a need that the newly formed United States felt with great urgency during the first generation of its existence. (encyclopedia.com)
  • It was the discovery of gold in 1828, however, at the far southern end of the Cherokee Nation near the border with Georgia that set off a Southern gold rush and brought an urgency to long-debated questions of what the nature of relations with the Indian nations should be. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The Sioux had no way of knowing about the process that had worked itself out in the East and Southeast, whereby, in direct contravention of a U.S. Supreme Court decision ( Worchester vs. Georgia ), Indians would no longer be dealt with as sovereign nations. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Many Eastern and Southern Indian nations were uprooted and forced to remove themselves beyond the Mississippi River . (encyclopedia.com)
  • The sad, depressing reality chronicled in James Daschuk's tour de force, Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life -describing the extermination of Canada's First Nations-is the mirroring American readers will observe the same situation in the United States. (intercontinentalcry.org)
  • governmental
  • While "East Indian" remains in use, the term " South Asian " is often chosen instead for academic and governmental purposes. (mashpedia.com)
  • however, Sam Houston, during his terms as president of the republic of Texas and as governor of the state of Texas, unsuccessfully attempted to accommodate the needs of Indians into Texas governmental policy. (encyclopedia.com)
  • decades
  • In his three decades as a leader of the American Indian Movement (AIM), founded in Phillips in the late Sixties, he has crisscrossed the continent bellowing demands, negotiating deals and scrapping with just about everyone on the way: cops, judges, tribal governments, reporters, and, of course, the feds. (citypages.com)
  • Superior
  • Great Lakes , chain of deep freshwater lakes in east-central North America comprising Lakes Superior , Michigan , Huron , Erie , and Ontario . (britannica.com)
  • Their drainage basin of about 295,710 square miles (which includes the areas of the lakes themselves and their connecting waterways) extends approximately 690 miles from north to south and about 860 miles from Lake Superior in the west to Lake Ontario in the east. (britannica.com)
  • world's
  • Over the past decade, from British Columbia to New Mexico, the world's most rapid deforestation has been underway in the North American west, with an average of nearly six million acres of forest lost per year - roughly double the three million acres per year rate in Brazil. (blogspot.com)
  • movement
  • The present configuration of the Great Lakes basin is the result of the movement of massive glaciers through the mid-continent, a process that began about one million years ago during the Pleistocene Epoch . (britannica.com)
  • He wears an oversized red nylon jacket emblazoned with the logo of the American Indian Movement--a head in profile with two eagle feathers arranged to resemble the peace-sign gesture. (citypages.com)
  • allies
  • Bacon's Rebellion turned into a civil war within Virginia - and a war of extermination against the colony's Indian allies - that lasted into the following winter, sending shock waves throughout the British colonies and into England itself. (audible.com)
  • Indians as allies became much less necessary. (encyclopedia.com)
  • No longer needed as allies, and looked upon as merely being in the way, Indians entered a perilous time of being regarded as dependent domestic minorities. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Native Americans, who were former allies of the French, were treated by British in a hostile and controlling manner. (allstarrchiro.net)
  • equator
  • The South American continent stretches from about 10 ° above the equator to almost 60 ° below it, encompassing an area of 6,880,706 sq mi (17,821,028 sq km). (encyclopedia.com)
  • The South American climate varies greatly based on the distance from the equator and the altitude of the area, but the range of temperatures seldom reaches 36 ° F (20 ° C), except in small areas. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Source
  • The cultivation of corn (along with tomatoes, potatoes, squash, peanuts, and beans) originated in America and remains a principal source of food around the world. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Southerton's work was later used as a source for a 2006 article written by William Lobdell and published in the Los Angeles Times , which stated: "For Mormons, the lack of discernible Hebrew blood in Native Americans is no minor collision between faith and science. (wikipedia.org)
  • However
  • However, had I any influence in the councils of America, I should not think it an affront to the Divine will, to lay some effectual plan, either to civilize or totally extirpate the race. (sullivanclinton.com)
  • Years
  • I am aware that the calendar of the Mohawk Indian Nation has been counting the winters for over 33,120 years at the time of this writing. (nativecircle.com)
  • In the East, Southwest, and Northwest Coast, Indians lived in villages that stayed in the same place for years, moving only to plant new fields once the old ones wore out. (encyclopedia.com)
  • scientists
  • It seems that scientists just move the number back whenever something Indian is discovered that pre-dates their Bering Strait migration figure! (nativecircle.com)
  • You may be surprised to discover that the scientists who support the Bering Strait Myth also want us to believe that many kinds of animals, plants, and even trees crossed over the Bering Strait into this Turtle continent. (nativecircle.com)
  • Scientists believe that Eurasian and American gray wolves always remained in contact, and hence part of the same gene pool. (pacificamilitary.com)