Each had their own specifics of course in technical constructions for tools, food, buildings and ceremonial centers. The coming of the Europeans obviously changed those techniques drastic. In the beginning the natives traded with the Europeans for having and easier live, status, build kinship alliances with their neighbors and protect themselves. They received in exchange for that guns, powder, knifes, flints, axes, blankets, glass beats and kettles. Overtime the invention of the value of cotton another huge change came. The cotton empire expanded, slavery began, steamboats came for transportation. The economy changed totally. But again another price had to be paid for all this prosperity for the entire region. Thousands died in accidents from the steamboats, slavery who build the cotton industry, the Civil War and the beginning of the industrial revolution made the empire weak and vanish. The economic factor was important for the region, because it changed everything. It influenced the lives of the people who lived along the river. The trade itself was a cause for many strife between the tribes over land and hunting areas to use for their trade with the Europeans. The biggest threat came in 1803 after the Louisiana Purchase. The new settlers introduced a new system, gift-giving with a credit system. It putted the entire native community in debts, and the only way to pay it out was through land cession. In 1820 during Jackson's Administration most natives where removed from the land they lived on along the river.
The participation with ended drastic in not being
wanted. In 1851 the Eastern Dakotas native tribe gave their land to the United States.
Mississippi River, for centuries land of the Native Americans, who lived in peace, where captured
for the conquest of the Spanish search for Gold and Fortune. During the middle and later Archaic
Period from 7000 BCE till around 600 BCE , according to the book Daily Lives, the total population
Grew and settlements became larger. Before this period the Clovis people came to live in the area
Around 9500 BCE. Unfortunate there is little knowledge about that time. Later the Dalton people
moved into the area. By reasons unknown we do not know why the Clovis disappeared. The Daltons
lived in more stable settlements. In small bands of 20 till 50 people. The Daltons buried unlike the
Clovis their death close to the settlements. They hunted and gathered nuts, fruits and edible plants.
Daily Live continues in explaining the changes of the natives. At Poverty Point at northeast Louisiana
a very sophisticated tribe arose. They spread to over 100 settlements between 1200 and 800 BCE.
They where more organized and used materials who had to be exchanged with other regions such as
Copper, fluorite and mica. Of course they spread their own technologies into the areas where they got
this from like baked clay balls to be found in the area Mesoamerica. Their religious rituals where also
found in the Rocky Mountain area. But like the Clovis the Poverty tribe disappeared without any
reason around 800 BCE. In around 400 BCE we can find about the Woodland people in the Daily
Life. They where the first to use the bow, they heated their food in clay pots directly over fire.
Further interesting is that they lived