Genealogy Projects tagged with indians on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Pioneering American Women

    As the first Europeans landed and began their westward push, women were placed on the edge of hardship and danger. They took care of their families, and defended them. Limited in their legal rights and accepted customs of society at the time, women mostly honored their husbands demands and spent their time cooking meals, tending to children, watering the horses and taking care of the househol...

  • Captured by Indians

    During the westward expansion of pioneers in the 17th through 19th centuries, thousands of European and African settlers were captured by American Indians. Indians waging war against settlers and other tribes often killed adult men and took women and children captive. These captives were adopted and integrated into tribal society. Their presence helped strengthen the tribe. Settlers in pion...

  • Indian Wars

    Indian Wars is the name used in the United States to describe a series of conflicts between White settlers or the federal government and the native peoples of North America. (This is a Master Project. We need help with expanding and fleshing out this project!) The wars were the result of the arrival of European colonizers who continuously expanded their territory pushing the indigenous popula...

  • Indian Wars: Red Stick War 1813-1814

    The Creek War (1813–1814), also known as the Red Stick War and the Creek Civil War , began as a civil war within the Creek (Muscogee) nation. It is sometimes considered to be part of the War of 1812. The war began as a civil war, but the United States was pulled into the conflict in present-day southern Alabama, at the Battle of Burnt Corn. The term "red sticks" is derived from the r...

  • Original Tribal Names of Native North American People

    Original Tribal Names of Native North American People Please note that this chart is not complete--we have included only the names of North American nations (not of every band or village within a nation), and only those nations whose original names are known. With the exception of Cree and Cherokee, American Indian languages do not have their own writing systems, so the names must be written us...