Native American tribes traveled by way of walking, dugout canoes and horseback. Horses are not native to the Americas, and many tribes did not have them until the 1700s.Know More
Native Americans walked to get wherever they needed to go on land. When needing to travel by water they used dugout canoes. Dugouts were made from the trunks of large trees, usually cottonwood trees, that were "dugout" or hollowed out using axes made of stone and carefully constructed fires. These canoes were heavy and were propelled through the water using long poles.
Horses became popular when the Apache Tribe began to raid Spanish settlements for the beasts in the 1650s. The Apache traded the horses with other tribes resulting in the spread of the animal throughout the various Native American Tribes.Learn more about US History
The Burns Paiute Tribe of Oregon is a Native American tribe whose official name begins with the letter B. This tribe lives on the Burns Paiute Reservation located north of Burns, Ore.Full Answer >
Some of the earliest Native American knives were fairly simple, sharp, chipped-stone items that functioned as weapons and cutting instruments. These knives were a smaller version of the ancient spear. Native American knives changed as a result of contact with European explorers, and different tribes developed different styles of knives.Full Answer >
Some famous Native American scientists are John Herrington, Mary Ross, Dr. Jani Ingram and Dr. David Burgess. The American Indian Science and Engineering Society, an organization of Native Americans in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, had 3,000 members as of December 2014.Full Answer >
A Native American grinding stone was a tool used to grind various foods, such as corn or acorns, to prepare them for cooking. The stones were part of a two-piece tool set consisting of a mano and a metate.Full Answer >