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Tahitians control trade routes
Tahitians, sailing double-hulled canoes, take over the oceanic trade routes between Hawai‘i and Tahiti.
Tahitian settlers in Hawai‘i set up social classes
Led by chief-priest Pa‘ao, Tahitian settlers in the Hawaiian Islands set up a stratified society of ...
Viking ships land in Mi’kmaq homelands
Viking ships visit the homelands of the Mi’kmaq people in areas now known as Maine, Prince Edward Island, ...
Chumash travel the Pacific coastline in plank canoes
At Santa Barbara Bay, Chumash ancestors make plank tomols, or canoes, from the trunks of fallen redwood ...
Family farms feed a metropolis at Cahokia
At Cahokia, from 20,000 to 30,000 people of the Mississippian mound-building culture live in a 5-square- ...
Marquesan Islanders sail north to Hawai‘i
People from the Marquesas Islands arrive in the Hawaiian Islands and settle there but continue to sail ...
Arctic hunters make ingenious boats and gear
Native peoples master hunting sea mammals in difficult Arctic waters by developing sophisticated boats ...
1000 BC–AD 1550
Urban gardeners build earthen mounds in Ohio River valley
The Adena and Hopewell farming cultures build large earthwork mounds at the center of their cities and ...
Gulf Coast peoples make canoes and pottery for trade
As the population grows north of what is now called Fort Myers, Florida, people begin living in permanent ...
West Coast settlements rely on shellfish and acorns as staples
People occupy large settlements most of the year in an area now known as Santa Barbara, California. ...