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Colorado’s Great Plains

Added by yongli on 03/04/2016 - 10:12, last changed on 08/06/2020 - 10:33
Eastern Colorado, bordered by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the west, Kansas on the east, and the corners of Nebraska and Oklahoma, constitutes a portion of the Great Plains. It is the agricultural heartland of Colorado. This semiarid region is characterized by silty and sandy loam soils...

Earth Lodge

Added by yongli on 06/23/2016 - 16:33, last changed on 12/18/2020 - 01:07
An earth lodge is a distinctive type of timber-frame house built from the early 1400s to the late 1800s by a dozen different Plains Indian tribes. These massive circular structures, often encompassing 1,500 square feet or more, featured four large support posts arranged around a central fireplace...

Plains Woodland

Added by yongli on 02/25/2016 - 14:13, last changed on 11/11/2019 - 09:41
The Plains Woodland period covers approximately a thousand years of Colorado prehistory across a large portion of the state. Plains Woodland describes the groups of people occupying much of the western plains from present-day Nebraska and Kansas, west of the Missouri River, to the eastern plains of...

Treaty of Fort Laramie

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 11:50, last changed on 03/15/2021 - 01:07
Signed in 1851, the Treaty of Fort Laramie was made between the US government and several Plains Indian Nations—including the Cheyenne , Arapaho , and Lakota —who occupied parts of present southern Wyoming and northern Colorado. The treaty was part of the government’s efforts to protect a growing...
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