Contact, Conflict, and Change (Post-A.D. 1750)
Contact with European-Americans had profound impacts on Native American cultures. New forms of commerce and trade altered ancestral forms of exchange and depleted natural resources. Over time, influences from non-native cultures, increasing military confrontations, and an ever-westward American expansion changed traditional ways of life.
See the changing technologies and learn how Native Americans and European-Americans perceived each other:
- Metal cooking pots
- Guns, gunpowder, and traps
- First impressions, myths, and misconceptions
- Crow belt for the Grass Dance
- Necklace with bear claws