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Cherokee Government, Trade & More | Periscope
Cherokee Government, Trade & More | Periscope

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The Cherokee had a system of government, trade and a religious order. The Cherokee also had a capital city. In the 1700s, the capital of the Cherokee tribe was Echota, which means "a peaceful place."...
Chapter 1: The Early Cherokee | Periscope
Chapter 1: The Early Cherokee | Periscope

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The group of Native Americans known as the Cherokee have lived in the southeastern United States for thousands of years. Their population at one time numbered over 20,000 people. Before the 1800s...
Snowbird Cherokee | Periscope
Snowbird Cherokee | Periscope

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More than likely, you have heard of the Cherokee Indian tribe. Before the 1800s, they were one of the largest tribes in the eastern United States. After the 1800s, the Cherokee people still living in...
Stone Tool Found at Allendale, SC Dig
Stone Tool Found at Allendale, SC Dig

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Pictured above is a stone tool found at the Allendale dig in South Carolina. It is believed the tool is 12,000 to 18,000 years old. It is believed that over 12,000 years ago, the first Native people...
Christopher Columbus | Periscope
Christopher Columbus | Periscope

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Corn is the descendant of a wild grass called teosinte. Native Americans used special growing techniques to change teosinte into larger ears of corn. In 1492, Christopher Columbus brought corn back to...
Middle Passage | Gullah Music
Middle Passage | Gullah Music

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European slave traders brought Africans to the New World on ships as early as the 1400s. These voyages across the Atlantic Ocean are called the Middle Passage. It was a terrible experience for the...
St. Augustine, Castillo De San Marcos  | 27:Fifty
St. Augustine, Castillo De San Marcos | 27:Fifty

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In 1587, Sir Francis Drake attacked and burned St. Augustine, resulting in the consolidation of Spanish forces in the area. Some years later, Castillo De San Marcos was built to help protect the area...