The Indigenous People of the United States
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This illustrated article provides interesting facts, information and a history timeline of the Native American Indians of New York.
The climate, land, history, environment and natural resources that were available to the indigenous Indian tribes in New York resulted in the adoption of the Northeast Woodlands culture.
Discover the history, interesting facts and information about the way of life of the New York Indians before the arrival of the white European settlers and colonists.
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History of New York Indians
Factors that contributed to the history of the state are detailed in the History Timeline. The history timeline shows the impact of the new comers to the state.
Stone Age History of New York
The American Native Indians who lived in what is now the present state of New York led a Stone Age lifestyle - they only had stone tools and weapons, had never seen a horse and had no knowledge of the wheel. The history of the New York Indians are detailed in this article.
Map of New York
The map of New York provides a bird's eye view of the location of the tribal territories and homelands of the New York Indians in relation to the present day United States of America. The map indicates the location of the State and the American Native Indians of New York.
State Map of New York
State Map showing location of New York Indians
Names of the New York Indian Tribes
New York is a state of the northeast United States. There are many famous Native American tribes who played a part in the history of the state and whose tribal territories and homelands are located in the present day state of New York. The names of the New York tribes included the Delaware, Erie, Iroquois, Mohawk, Oneida and Seneca.
History of New York Indians - The French Indian Wars
The French and Indian Wars (1688 - 1763) was a generic names for a series of wars, battles and conflicts involving the French colonies in Canada and Louisiana and the 13 British colonies, which included New York, consisting of King William's War (1688-1699), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), King George's War (1744 - 1748) and the French and Indian War aka the Seven Years War (1754-1763). Various New York Indian tribes were allied to the French and British colonies during the French Indian Wars which raged for nearly 75 years.
Fast Facts about the History of New York Indians
The way of life and history of New York Indians was dictated by the natural raw materials available in the State of New York. The natural resources and materials available provided the food, clothing and houses of the New York Indians. Fast facts about the history, culture and life of the State of New York Indians. Discover facts and information about the history of the State of New York Indians.
- Name of State: New York
- Meaning of State name: Named after the Duke of York and Albany, the brother of King Charles II of England in 1664
- Geography, Environment and Characteristics of the State of New York: Mountains in the northeast, lowlands from Lake Ontario along the Canadian border. Atlantic coastal plain
- Culture adopted by New York Indians: Northeast Woodlands Cultural Group
- Languages: Iroquoian and Algonquian
- Way of Life (Lifestyle): Hunter-gatherers, farmers, fishers, trappers
- Types of housing, homes or shelters: Chickees, Wigwams (aka Birchbark houses) and Longhouses
History Timeline of the New York Indians
The history and the way of life of New York Indians was profoundly affected by newcomers to the area. The indigenous people had occupied the land thousands of years before the first European explorers arrived. The Europeans brought with them new ideas, customs, religions, weapons, transport (the horse and the wheel), livestock (cattle and sheep) and disease which profoundly affected the history of the Native Indians. For a comprehensive History timeline regarding the early settlers and colonists refer to the Colonial America Time Period. The history of the State and of its Native American Indians is detailed in a simple History Timeline. This New York Indian History Timeline provides a list detailing dates of conflicts, wars and battles involving New York Indians and their history. We have also detailed major events in US history which impacted the history of the New York Indians.
New York History Timeline
|History Timeline of the Native Indians of New York|
|10,000 B.C. ||Paleo-Indian Era (Stone Age culture) the earliest human inhabitants of America who lived in caves and were Nomadic hunters of large game including the Great Mammoth and giant bison.|
|7000 BC||Archaic Period in which people built basic shelters and made stone weapons and stone tools |
|1000 AD||Woodland Period - homes were established along rivers and trade exchange systems and burial systems were established|
|New York explored by Europeans from Great Britain, Sweden, Holland and France |
|1763||1763-1675 -- Pontiac's Rebellion, Chief Pontiac's tries to force British out of the West, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania.|
|1688||1688 - 1763 The French and Indian Wars between France and Great Britain for lands in North America consisting of King William's War (1688-1699), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), King George's War (1744 - 1748) and the French and Indian War aka the Seven Years War (1754-1763)|
|1688||(1688-1699) King William's War (part of the French and Indian Wars) between France and the Wabanaki Confederacy and England and the Iroquois Confederacy. Peace Treaty made at Pemaquid. August 11,1693. and was ratified on Jan. 7. 1699|
|1690||Schenectady Massacre - French and Algonquins destroy Schenectady, New York, killing 60 settlers|
|1778||Cherry Valley Massacre - British and Seneca Indian forces attack a fort and village in eastern New York|
|1754||1754 - 1763: The French Indian War is won by Great Britain against the French so ending the series of conflicts known as the French and Indian Wars|
|1763||Treaty of Paris|
|1775||1775 - 1783 - The American Revolution. |
|1776||July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence |
|1803||The United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France for 15 million dollars for the land|
|1812||1812 - 1815: The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence|
|1830||Indian Removal Act|
|1832||Department of Indian Affairs established|
|1861||1861 - 1865: The American Civil War. |
|1862||U.S. Congress passes Homestead Act opening the Great Plains to settlers|
|1865||The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy|
|1887||Dawes General Allotment Act passed by Congress leads to the break up of the large Indian Reservations and the sale of Indian lands to white settlers|
|1969||All Indians declared citizens of U.S.|
|1979||American Indian Religious Freedom Act was passed|
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State of New York History Timeline
History of New York Indians - Destruction and Decline
The history of the European invasion brought epidemic diseases such as tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, measles and smallpox. The Native Indians of New York had not developed immunities against these diseases resulting in huge losses in population. Exploitation including the leverage of taxes, enforced labor and enslavement were part of their history, taking their toll on the New York Indians.
- History of New York Indians
- Interesting Facts and information about the New York Culture and History
- Names of indigenous New York tribes of Indians
- Fast Facts, History Timeline and info
- Map of New York
- History Timeline of the New York Indians
State of New York Indians - Additional Pictures and Videos
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