Chapter 1:
Native Americans
Chapter 2:
European Background
Chapter 3:
Discovery and Exploration
Chapter 4:
Conquest and Settlement
Chapter 5:
Iberian Elements
Chapter 6:
French Elements
Chapter 7:
African Elements
Chapter 8:
17th Century
Chapter 9:
18th Century
Chapter 10:
Revolutionary Era
Chapter 11:
Founding of the United States
Chapter 12:
Early 19th Century

Native American Societies in Pre-Columbian and Colonial Times

  • Paleo-Indians

  • Mound Builders

  • Pueblos

  • Contribution to

    • Food; especially corn

    • Medicine

    • Art

    • Architecture

    • Ecology

  • First Contacts with Europeans

    • Assistance Provided

    • Disease and Epidemics

  • Specific Tribes

    • Apache

    • Algonquian

    • Anasazi

    • Aztec

    • Cherokee

    • Chinook

    • Chippewas

    • Creek

    • Delaware

    • Eskimos

    • Iroquis

    • Ottawa

    • Mayan

    • Nauset

    • Navajo

    • Pawnee

    • Pequot

    • Powhatan

    • Seminole

    • Sioux

    • Wampanoag

    • Yamassee





Great Seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony showed a Native American with the words "Come Help Us." This ethnocentric attitude of Europeans ignored the rich cultural heritage of Native Americans and the fact that without their help, Europeans would have had difficulty surviving in New England.