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A History of American Indian Achievement - The Great Transition

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1.) 1100 - Anasazi Build Cliff Cities at Mesa Verde
The Anasazi built cliff dwellings and ceremonial kivas at Mesa Verde, one of the American Indian City States, and using maize, they created a maize culture that passed down to their descendants, the Pueblo people.
2.) 1142 - Iroquois League Creates Constitution
The Iroquois and the Iroquois League created the Iroquois League Constitution, establishing a league of Indian nations as represented by the Haudenosaunee flag, and recorded in a wampum belt.
3.) 1614 - Pocahontas Marries John Rolfe
Pocahontas was the daughter of the leader of the Powhatan Confederacy, and she befriended the Jamestown leader, Captain John Smith and married John Rolfe.
4.) 1621 - Squanto and Massasoit Help Pilgrims Survive
The Pilgrims were aided by New England Indians, Massasoit and Squanto, such that the Plymouth Plantation succeeded and the Puritans gave thanks through the first Thanksgiving.