U.S. History Map - Early American History
U.S. History map for Grades 3-12
65" x 52", tear resistant, markable synthetic paper, mounted on a steel spring roller with backboard.
The Fourth World Atlas Project at the Center for World Indigenous Studies announced the release of its most recent published map "Exploration & Exploitation" for use in the school grades 3-12. The map depicts the sites and original names of more than 3900 American Indian communities and what are referred to as Grandmother/Grandfather nations.
The Center's research staff carefully researched the names Indian nations and communities gave themselves and used those names to identify different Indian population concentrations. The distribution of Indian nation and community locations demonstrates a pattern similar to how non-Indian populations currently occupy the land with large concentrations in California and the west as well as parts of the east coast. The Grandmother/Grandfather nations depicted illustrate those that were and are well respected by smaller communities as having powerful and influential cultures.
This is an historically accurate map illustrating the many different peoples living in what is now the United States of America in and around 1500 or 13 years before the arrival of Ponce de Leon in Florida as the first explorer from Spain, explained Dr. Rudolph Rÿser, the Center's Executive Director. Published by The Exploration Company in Arizona the map is a map of "moving history" illustrating the original peoples of the United States, the regional claims of land by Spain, France, and England, the notable exploration routes of Spanish explorers as well as French and American explorers in later years. Finally the map depicts the colonial boundaries of lands claimed by the United Kingdom in the early 1700s.
Our research team here at the Center have made an important contribution to school aged learning, suggested Dr. Rÿser. The maps are being offered on metal pull-down hangers for use in schools throughout the continent.