The Native American people’s culture and education are quite different from that of the typical American culture. For this reason, people have a lot of interest to know about the historical facts about the Native Americans. Here are some interesting facts about them.
In movies, you watch men fight in battles. But the Native American women also fought along with the men. Buffalo Calf Road Woman, who is a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe fought several battles. There are examples of many Native American women who fought in battles.
The Native Americans lived in different types of houses. They lived in teepees, longhouses, cliffs, pueblos, and other types of housing.
Invention of popcorn
Did you know that the Native Americans were the first people to realize that popcorn can be made from maize? They first domesticate the strain of maize that makes popcorn.
Origin of hockey
The Native American people played a game called ‘shinny’. In this game, a player used to hit the buckskin ball down the field with a curved stick. During the winter season, this game was played on ice. So, the origin of hockey came from the Native Americans.
Native American artifacts
Collecting a Native American artifact can be against the law as these artifacts are protected. These things belong to the museum and not in someone’s house.
Olympic gold medal holder
Jim Thorpe, a Native American, won Olympic gold medals in pentathlon and decathlon. He was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation. Jim Thorpe was multitalented. He played football, basketball, and baseball in school and won a ballroom dance competition as well. He is considered to be one of the best athletes of all time.
All these facts tell us a lot about the Native Americans. We get to know about interesting things that we were not aware of before.