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Unit 2: Life on the Northern Plains Before 1800

Unit 2 focuses on the archeological record and oral traditions of the earliest people to live in this area. Though this is considered to be a pre-historic era because of the lack of written records, the foundations of modern life were present. It is a story of families, communities, and inter-cultural economic exchange as complex as any we know today.

Document Sets:

Document Set 1: People of the Upper Missouri

Document Set 2: La Verendrye Visits the Mandan

Document Set 3: The Little River Women Society


Sitting Rabbit's Map (1905)

Bowen's Map of North & South America (1752)

Sayer's Map of North & South America (1772)

Reid's Map of North America (1795)

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