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CHS Oklahoma History Introduction

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Mark Caywood

on 29 June 2011

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Transcript of CHS Oklahoma History Introduction

Cross timbers
Splits Oklahoma in half
Runs from Kansas and runs south into Texas
Separates the Great American Forest and the Great American Desert
Importance: It permanently divided Oklahoma’s inhabitants for thousands of years
Clovis People
Folsom People
Big game hunters (Bison)
Hunted in groups
1000 A.D. came from Canada for better hunting grounds
Followed the great American buffalo herds and controlled the plains for around 700-800 years
Small bands of hunters
Took over because of the plains bow
Around 1700 they drive the Apache’s off of the southern plains
They used horses and large bands of people
By 1750 they pushed all the Apache’s south and at the same time the Spanish are pushing north
Lived on the plains with the Comanche's
No one knows where the Kiowa came from
Mound builder's
Were the first in the east
Lived from 2000 to 3000 B.C.
All five civilized tribes derived from them
Built large mounds around the Mississippi River
They were farmers
Mounds were ceremonial (Temples)
Lived in large groups
Largest mound in Cahokia, Illinois around 30,000 to 40,000 people lived there.
Spiro, Oklahoma they unearthed a mound
Most important archeological find in U.S. History.
Lived from around 500 A.D. to 1300 A.D.
Found out that they had farmers, hunters, weavers, builders, artists and architects.
Traveled as far as the Great Lakes
Inhabited the west
Lived around 15000 B.C. to 11000 B.C.
Big game hunters (Mammoth)
They moved around and did not have villages
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