Who really are the Cheyenne Indians? According to historians, they were Indian people who became nomadic and moved to the Great Plains in the 18th century (Berkin 366). Another tribe, the Souix, developed the name of "people of a different language" for the Cheyenne. Some people said that the Cheyenne did not exist until the mid-1600s or at least this is when the earliest known records were found. They are one of the most famous and prominent Plains tribes, too.
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Anasazi of the southwestern Untied States begin as hunter-gathers around 6500 B.C.E in the four corner regions Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. These archaic Indians leaned to survive in a semi-arid environment with variable rain fall, and temperatures that range 32 degrees Fahrenheit to 102 degrees with 60 degree fluctuations in one day. The Anasazi culture not only survived in this hostile environment they flourished, and evolved many adaptations such as flood plain farming, advanced irrigation systems, storage of subsistence, diverse cropping systems, and when all else failed migration. Over time the Anasazi went from a highly mobile culture to a sedentary one because of their reliance on the production of maize. The Anasazi leaned to construct shallow pit-houses which evolved to large villages, cliff dwellings, large plaza-oriented pueblos, ceremonial structures, and roads that connected villages together.
As the owners of the land, the US Army Corps of Engineers (COE) had initial control of the remains. In early inspections Kennewick man was thought to be an early European settler because of the presence of Caucasoid traits. However the remains were determined to have an age of around 9,000 B.P., much older than any settler, suggesting that the remains could be Native American despite a lack of definitive Native-American characteristics (“McManamon”). Kennewick Man was on his way to the Smithsonian for further study when several tribes asserted claims under The Native American graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) to take control of the remains in order to rebury them. In response, COE halted any further study of the remains saying that the Department of the Interior and National Park Service, a federal agency involved with NAGPRA, had determined they were Native American and affiliated with one of the claimant tribes so they were to be handed over to an alliance of five tribes and bands (Umatilla, Yakama, Nez Perce, Wanapum and Colville) through NAGPRA (“United States”).
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