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 in US History
Native American Chief Pontiac of Ottawa is greatly regarded as benevolently leading his people from the inhumanities perpetrated by British settlers. The Pontiac War of 1763-64, lead by the powerful leader himself, initiated a siege against British authorities.Full Answer >
The Maidu Indians are native to central and northern California, around the Sacramento area east into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Four groups of Native American tribes formed after the area was settled around 7,000 B.C., and the Maidu language distinguished itself from other groups around 100 A.D. Nisenan Maidu, who settled around Roseville, Calif., became expert gardeners who created expansive gardens full of fruits, vegetables and flowers.Full Answer >
The Penobscot Indians are native to Maine. Traditionally, the Penobscot Indians were hunter-gatherers, which meant that they traveled from place to place in the different seasons. The land that they currently live on is only a small portion of their ancestral land.Full Answer >
Steamboats, railroads and horse-drawn carriages were the main forms of transportation used during the early 1800s. Transportation experienced its greatest period of growth during the first half of the 19th century.Full Answer >