Western Life

The American Indians – The Effects of Colonization

When Columbus discovered America in 1492, its indigenous people were already scattered across the land. Spanish settlers, and others that followed, began referring to the different ethnic bands, tribes and groups collectively as American Indians. Other terms used by these colonizers were Native Americans, Indigenous People and Aboriginals. The tribes were scattered throughout what is… Continue reading The American Indians – The Effects of Colonization

Western Life

Buffalo and Longhorn Cattle

The Wild Wild West, known for its saloons, cowboys, and gunfights has a rich history. One of the historical factors that played an important role in the Wild West that we know today were the animals, namely buffalo and longhorn cattle that they used for survival. Let’s explore the significance of the buffalo and longhorn… Continue reading Buffalo and Longhorn Cattle