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A Brief Look at the Native Americans in the Civil War

A Brief Look at the Native Americans in the Civil War

Native Americans in the Civil WarIn 1861 it seemed that America was coming apart. Secession, Confederate nationhood, the firing on Fort Sumter, and a mesmeric rush to combat engulfed the nation. The realities of the crisis differed for everyone as individuals examined family, community, state, and national allegiances. One hundred

Prehistoric fishing camp found in New Jersey

A prehistoric Native American fishing camp, including ancient hearths and more than 1,300 artifacts, has been found at an industrial construction site in New Jersey. As archaeological teams dug into the earth on Broadway, near where the Holtec International site would soon rise on the South Camden waterfront in early 2015,

2,300-year-old ceremonial site found in Ohio

A ceremonial site dating back to 300 B.C has been found on a bluff overlooking the Huron River in Ohio. The area’s Early Woodland occupiers built the ceremonial site in 300 B.C. in an oval enclosure dug into the ground within a larger enclosure, the archaeologists said. Excavators unearthed circular post

Native American artifacts unearthed in New York

More than 100 Native American artifacts have been found near the waterfront in Pelham Bay Park in New York. Tests show the rare artifacts date back to between 200 AD and 1000 AD — centuries before European settlers made contact with Native Americans, she added. Sutphin was especially impressed with the condition

Prehistoric artifacts found at Lake George

10,000-year-old Native American artifacts have been found at Million Dollar Beach in Lake George, New York. New York archaeologists say they've uncovered 10,000-year-old American Indian artifacts at the site of a construction project at a popular state-owned beach in the southern Adirondacks. Officials with the State Museum in Albany say an archaeological

The first Western depictions of Native Americans

Dancing naked men found on a restored 15th century painting may be the first Western depictions of Native Americans. The painting, by the Renaissance master Pinturicchio, was finished in 1494, just two years after Christopher Columbus first set foot in the New World. It has adorned the walls of the Borgia Apartments

Native Americans smoked tobacco 1,000 years ago

A new study carried out by the University of California has revealed that hunter gatherers living in the Pacific Northwest 1,000 years ago were regularly smoking tobacco. "The study demonstrates that tobacco smoking was part of the northwestern California culture very early ... shortly after the earliest documented Pacific Northwest Coast

DNA links Paleolithic Europe with modern Native Americans

New findings from a recent genetic study have shown a link between the Paleolithic population of Europe and modern Native Americans. To make this discovery, Patterson worked with Harvard Medical School Professor of Genetics David Reich and other colleagues to study DNA diversity, and found that one of these ancestral populations