Age of Discovery

Visit Native Indian tribes, and view America's explorers through their biographies

Christopher Columbus: Not found in History today

Many people are surprised to learn that Christopher Columbus and his men enslaved native inhabitants of the West Indies, forced them to convert to Christianity, and subdued them with violence…

America, the New World

The discovery of America, the New World was made by Christopher Columbus 1451-1506 in 1492. America was named after Amerigo Vespucci in 1507. America, the New World opened up new…


America’s Explorers

Those whom set forth on the discovery
of the soon to be American nation

John, Sebastian Cabot

Cabot, the name of a family of explorers intimately connected with the history of America. JOHN is supposed to have been born in Genoa, although some historians have claimed Venice…

La Salle

THE first European emigrants to Texas were led by Robert Cavalier, the Sieur de la Salle, who landed on the west side, and near the entrance, of Matagorda bay, on…

Hernando Cortez

Cortez, HERNANDO, military officer; born in Medellin, Estremadura, Spain, in 1485, of a good family; studied law two years at Salamanca, and in 1504 sailed from San Lucar for Santo…

Samuel de Champlain

Champlain, SAMUEL DE, French navigator; born in Brouage, France, in 1567. His family had many fishermen and mariners, and he was carefully educated for a navigator. In early life he…


Native Indian

Native tribes, biographies, photography
general information

Seminole

Seminole Indians, a tribe of Florida Indians, made up of two bands of the Creeks, who withdrew from the main body in 1750, and remnants of tribes who had come in contact with the…

Cheyenne Indians

Cheyenne Indians, one of the most westerly tribes of the Algonquian nation. They were seated on the Cheyenne, a branch of the Red River of the North. Driven by the Sioux, they…

Custer’s Last Stand

The Battle of Little Big Horn: The Prelude to Disaster It is hard to say how many years ago the Dakota Indians of the Northern Mississippi River began to spill…

Comanche Campaign

The Comanche Campaign is a general term for efforts by the United States government to control the violence of the Comanche tribe in the newly settled west.

Cherokees

Cherokee Indians, a nation formerly inhabiting the hilly regions of Georgia, western Carolina, and northern Alabama, and called the Mountaineers of the South. They were among high hills and fertile valleys,…

Sioux Indians

Sioux Chief Sitting Bull Sioux, or Dakota, Indians, a large and powerful tribe of Indians, who were found by the French, in 1640, near the headwaters…