The Miami are a Native American nation originally speaking one of the Algonquian languages. Among the peoples known as the Great Lakes tribes, it occupied territory that is now identified as Indiana, southwest Michigan, and western Ohio. By 1846, most of the Miami had been removed to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma is the only federally recognized tribe of Miami Indians in the United States. The Miami Nation of Indiana is an unrecognized tribe. [Read more…]
This is a comprehensive list of Americans in the Revolutionary War. They are divided up by state in alphabetical order. While it is impossible to track every unit that fought in the Revolutionary War due to all the militia this is a good starting point for understanding where your ancestor may have fought and what they endured during the war. [Read more…]
The Lenape also called the Lenni Lenape and the Delaware, are an indigenous people of the Northeastern Woodlands, who live in Canada and the United States. They are also called Delaware Indians and their historical territory included present-day New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania along the Delaware River watershed, New York City, western Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley. [Read more…]
Are you tracking an ancestor through Connecticut genealogy and need a guide?
The name Connecticut is derived from anglicized versions of the Algonquian word that has been translated as “long tidal river” and “upon the long river”, referring to the Connecticut River. The Connecticut region was inhabited by multiple Native American tribes before European settlement and colonization, including the Mohegans, the Pequots, and the Paugusetts. [Read more…]
Are you tracking an ancestor through Colorado genealogy and need a guide?
The state was named for the Colorado River, which Spanish travelers named the Río Colorado for the ruddy (Spanish: colorado) silt the river carried from the mountains. The Territory of Colorado was organized on February 28, 1861, and on August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed Proclamation 230 admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state. Colorado is nicknamed the “Centennial State” because it became a state in the same year as the centennial of the United States Declaration of Independence. [Read more…]