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Colorado’s Great Plains

Added by yongli on 03/04/2016 - 10:12, last changed on 11/11/2019 - 11:59
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 11/18/2019 - 12:38
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...
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