Native Americans


Native Americans


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Discovery of the Mississippi by De Soto
This dramatic and brilliantly colored canvas shows Spanish conqueror and explorer Hernando DeSoto, riding a white horse, the first European to view the Mississippi River, in 1541. As De Soto and his troops approach, the Native Americans in front of…

Coming of the White Man
A group of Native Americans view a ship with its sails for the first time.

Indian Land For Sale
This advertisement from the Department of the Interior, circa 1911, offers surplus Indian land for sale.  After allotments for tribal land (to build schools, missions, or other administrative needs) were determined, the government sold additional…

John Smith Trading with Native Americans
John smith and company bartering with Native Americans for food
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