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- n. Plural form of Native American.
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In a four-year study of Choctaw Native Americans in southeastern Oklahoma, researchers found a higher than average occurrence of scleroderma.
7 These were not paranoid fears: In 1763, the commander of the British forces in North America recommended giving rebellious Native Americans blankets that had been sprinkled with ground-up smallpox-infected scabs.
Following the War of 1812, in which many tribes had allied themselves with the defeated British, came the Treaty of Maumee Rapids in 1817, which placed all of Ohio’s remaining Native Americans on reservations, followed in 1818 by a supplemental treaty struck at Fort Barbee, near Girtystown, 42 miles north of Fort Greenville, on the St. Marys River.
The Sun Dance of Native Americans may include skewers through the skin, and Hindu devotees sometimes pierce their bodies with needles, hooks, and skewers.
Sunflowers were (d) artificially selected long ago by Native Americans and (e) enhanced by modern horticulturalists.
The ensuing Pequot War—the first war between Native Americans and Europeans—bound together the Windsor, Weathersfield, and Hartford settlements, forming the colony of Connecticut to ensure that the Pequots were “blotted out.”
Joseph Hayhurst was an activist, if not for the environment, then for the rights of Native Americans to preserve their cultural heritage.