state history

  • New York Genealogy

    Oct 19

    The third largest populated state borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes of Erie and Ontario. It was the western part of New York had been settled by the six nations of the Iroquois Indians centuries before the Europeans arrived. The Lenape tribe occupied the southern end of the region. There were Spanish explorers are early as 1524 to th...

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  • New Mexico Genealogy

    Oct 19

    A southwestern state, its character has been centered around the Spanish culture, first from Spain and then Mexico. Yet, the Native Indian influence is still very strong in the state. The Navajo and Pueblo Native Indians date back centuries in the New Mexico region. Looking at New Mexico genealogy the Native Indian population representing 10 p...

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  • New Jersey Genealogy

    Oct 19

    The state located along the Atlantic coast had as Native Indians the Lenape Tribes. They were also known as the Delaware Indians. Their first encounter with Europeans were with the Dutch in the early 17th century. Both were interested in fur trade. The region was part of the New Netherland colony held by the Dutch. During the 1600s another area...

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  • New Hampshire Genealogy

    Oct 19

    The Pennacook Native Indians of this northeastern state as well as the Cowasuck, Sokoki, Missisquoi and Arsigantegok lived on the land before any Europeans arrived. The Pennacook tribes located in the southern end of the region were one of the first tribes to encounter European colonists from Massachusetts. The tribe was decimated by the European...

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  • Nevada Genealogy

    Oct 19

    Native Indians had inhabited the Nevada landscape for years before any Europeans arrived. Groups like the Yomba, Te-Moak, Pauite and Shoshone tribes lived on the lands. The Spanish missionary, Francisco Hermenegildo Tomás Garcés, coverage much of the southwestern region including Nevada. An American, Jedediah Smith traveled much of the so...

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  • Nebraska Genealogy

    Oct 19

    Actually in the heart of the American Great Plains, these large prairie lands is a major agricultural and ranching area. First on the prairie were the native American Indians, including the Sioux, Pawnee, Missouria, Otoe, and Omaha tribes. The Indians first met the Europeans with the Spanish explorer Pedro de Villasur in 1720. He had traveled f...

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  • Montana Genealogy

    Oct 19

    The mountains of Montana donate its name, a Spanish term; montaña which means mountain. There are some 77 mountains ranges within Montana, all part of the vast Rocky Mountain system. The Montana land has been home to many Native Indian tribes. The Crow are in south-central Montana and the Cheyenne in southeast portion of the state. Within th...

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  • Missouri Genealogy

    Oct 19

    Just as Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet had traveled in 1673 to many regions of the southern United States, they had also been through the Missouri area. By April 9, 1682, the French explorer Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle took possession of the Louisiana Territory area for France of which Missouri was included. Over the next few ye...

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  • Mississippi Genealogy

    Oct 19

    The Mississippi River borders the state to the west. The Native Indians to this region include the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Biloxi, Yazoo and Natchez. In 1540 the Spanish explore, Hernando de Soto traveled through the area. The French set up Fort Maurepas, known as Old Biloxi in 1699 as part of the New France colony. Within a few years a new fort, ...

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  • Minnesota Genealogy

    Oct 19

    The region of Minnesota was first explored by French fur traders in 1659 to 1660. Then, explorers Marquette and Joliet who had been over the Michigan region came northwest into Minnesota by 1673. The main Native Indian tribe in the region was the Dakota people. Another tribe, the Anishinabe, came in by 1745 to defeat the Dakota tribe and forcing...

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