By Kathleen Kuiper
Using horses has might be such a lot dramatically formed the lifestyle for local American tribes within the Plateau and Plains areas of North the US, however the practices and traditions of either tradition parts date again to a time lengthy ahead of Europeans ever touched American beaches, introducing their animals and customs to the continent’s indigenous peoples. This eye-catching quantity examines the historical past and cross-cultural interactions that got here to be linked to the peoples of the Plateau and the altering payment styles of the Plains peoples, in addition to the cultural, social, and non secular practices that experience outlined the main tribes of every zone.
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In 1830 he traveled west to St. Louis, and he began a series of visits to various tribes, chiefly in the Great Plains. C. ” In 1841 he published his best-known book, the two-volume Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, Indians, which was illustrated with many engravings. The bulk of Catlin’s collection of works, which is mainly of ethnographic and historical interest, was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 1879. His other published works include Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio: Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America (1845), Catlin’s Notes of Eight Years’ Travels and Residence in Europe (1848), Life Amongst the Indians (1867), and Last Rambles Amongst the Indians of the Rocky Mountains and the Andes (1867).
The advance of white settlers into the Pacific Northwest after 1850 caused the United States to press the Indians of the region to surrender their lands and accept resettlement on small and often unattractive reservations. Some Nez Percé chiefs, including Chief Joseph’s father, questioned the validity of treaties pertaining to their lands negotiated in 1855 and 1863 on the ground that the chiefs who participated in the negotiations did not represent their tribe. When the United States attempted in 1877 to force the dissenting Nez Percé to move to a reservation in Idaho, Chief Joseph, who had succeeded his father in 1871, reluctantly agreed.
Disenfranchisement By the 1840s the homestead movement was flourishing. Thousands of emigrants were inspired to move to the Willamette valley and other parts of what would become the Oregon Territory. Many of these settlers traveled through the Plateau, often trespassing on tribal lands. Native peoples also noted with consternation that disease seemed to follow the Euro-American missionaries and settlers. Conflict ensued, and by the 1850s the United States had begun to negotiate treaties with the resident tribes.
American Indians of the Plateau and Plains (Native American Tribes) by Kathleen Kuiper