Ciara Gold is normally slated to appear today, but I'm going to step in for her as she's a busy lady, and preparing for a trip to Italy. I don't mind at all, because I'm a big fan of America's Indian heritage and love to blog about it. Since I love writing western historical, readers shouldn't be surprised to see an Indian hero pop up now and then in one of my novels . I'm fascinated by the lore and legends of the various tribes. Today, I'm going to share with you perhaps some facts you might not know or have forgotten since H.S. History. *smile*
Tribes were generally sorted into one of three categories, based on where and how they lived:
1. Hunting and gathering
According to my main research book, America's Fascinating Indian Heritage, during the turn of the sixteenth century, most of the tribes living in the east, midwest, and part of the southwest settled there and became, primarily, farmers who raised a wide variety of crops.
The tribes falling within these categories were primarily: Sioux, Cheyennes, Kiowas, Blackfeet, Sarcee, Cree, Gros Venture, Assinboin, Hidatsa, Mandan, Arikara, Ponca, Iowa
Omaha, Quapaw, Caddo, Comanche, Oto, Kansa, Arapaho and Pawnee.