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6,113. The high plains of south-west America. There 750 years ago the inhabitants of North America’s first cities were hit by a savage drought. (Evolution & Human Being & United States of America) Man on Earth with Tony Robinson III: Killer Climate
94,432. When I was a kid my heroes were sheriffs, gunman, outlaw, train robbers and Indian fighters. (West & United States & Hero & Native Americans) Tony Robinson’s Wild West I, Discovery 2015
94,433. These are genuine 3-D photographs of real Cowboys and Indians ... Stereograph prints were popular all over the world. (West & United States & Photographs & Native Americans) ibid.
94,434. Before the Europeans arrived there were around two million Native people living in America. (West & United States & Native Americans) ibid.
94,435. The Sioux lived on the Great Plains ... These were a nomadic people. (West & United States & Native Americans) ibid.
94,436. Sitting Bull: people joined his resistance. (West & United States & Native Americans) ibid.
28,406. If you ask most people who ‘discovered’ America, they’ll tell you it was Christopher Columbus. For generations that’s what the history books said. But the history books were wrong. Who Really Discovered America?
28,407. Fresh evidence suggests that America was more like Clapham Junction for ancient travellers long before Columbus arrived. ibid.
28,408. There’s no doubting Native Americans had already settled in north America by the time Columbus arrived. The Bering Strait land-bridge theory suggests their ancestors crossed over from Asia some eighteen thousand years ago during the last ice years when a strip of land connected the two continents. (United States & Native America) ibid.
28,409. China 1421 A.D. 71 years before Columbus ... The largest maritime fleet in the world ... There may be evidence Zheng made it to America even earlier than 1421. ibid.
28,410. China 455 A.D. 1037 years before Columbus ... In China a Buddhist monk Hui Shen set sail from the coast travelling to a land he calls Fusang, what some believe is America. ibid.
28,411. Southern California ... A bed of unusual stones on the sea floor. So what are these stones? And could they prove Hui Shen made it to America fifteen hundred years ago? ... These large round stones, some weighing over a hundred and thirty kilograms, bear a striking resemblance to stone anchors used on Chinese ships as early as the time of Christ. (United States & California) ibid.
28,412. Wales 1150 A.D. 342 years before Columbus ... The idea that Madoc discovered America didn’t become part of the legend until the mid-1500s ... Some believe Madoc and a party of colonists left Wales in 1170. (United States & Wales) ibid.
28,413. Polynesia 1000 A.D. Four hundred and ninety-two years before Columbus ... Did they also sail by the stars to north and south America? ... Chickens they may have introduced to South America ... Sweet potatoes are not believed to be native to Polynesia, but they are native to South America: a possible clue ... But it’s more than the word for this canoe that’s important, it’s also the canoe itself which has a design that turns out to be rare, very rare ... And there’s more evidence: fish hooks ... found off Catalina Island near Los Angeles. (United States & California) ibid.
28,414. Even if the Polynesians didn’t find North America in 1000 A.D. someone else did: a settlement in Newfoundland proves that’s when the Vikings made it to Canada. But did they reach the United States? (United States & Canada & Viking) ibid.
28,415. Scandinavia 1000 A.D. Still 492 years before Columbus: Viking voyagers from Scandinavia were exploring the north Atlantic, and it was only a matter of time before one of them sailed to North America. (United States & Canada & Viking) ibid.
28,416. The east coast is also home to some other artefacts thought to be Norse ... The most famous is the Kensington Runestone unearthed by a farmer in Minnesota in 1898: ‘8 Goths and 22 Norwegians on an Acquisition journey far to the west of Vinland’. (United States & Viking) ibid.
28,417. Ireland 530 A.D. 962 years before Columbus ... Saint Brendan the Navigator had a vision of paradise. Legend says he found it, and it was America. (United States & Ireland) ibid.
28,418. A voyage by ancient Hebrews even before the time of Christ is the foundation for an entire religion ... Israel 600 B.C. Two thousand and ninety two years before Columbus ... So strong is the Central Band’s [Cherokee] belief that they have Jewish ancestry and origins in ancient Israel they set out to prove it by blood ... New Mexico state archaeologist David Eck has led more than his share of people into the Los Lunas desert etched with the ten commandments in what appears to be Paleo-Hebrew ... The stone has been subject to vandalism. (United States & Native American & Hebrew & Jewry) ibid
28,419. The tests are in and they are problematic proving Jewish ancestry. ibid.
28,420. In a bold new theory a Smithsonian archaeologist suggests that the people who came from Asia learned to make their tools from Europeans who were already here more than 20,000 years ago. ibid.
28,421. 22,000 B.C. 23,482 years before Columbus. It’s the Ice Age ... Off the coast of Virginia someone was hunted a mastadon and left a clue that could mean Europeans really were the very first to find America. (United States & Virginia) ibid.
28,422. Ecuador 3044 B.C. 4536 years before Columbus ... They are starting to make pottery ... Where did they learn these sophisticated techniques? (United States & Ecuador) ibid.
28,423. Twenty-six similarities in technique and motif on pottery from Japan and Valdivia. (United States & Japan & Ecuador) ibid.
28,424. Now DNA becomes invaluable. ibid.
28,425. Cocaine and nicotine – New World substances – found in Egyptian mummies from 1000 A.D [indigenous plants]. (United States & Cocaine & Egypt) ibid.
28,427. In memory of Prince Madog, a Welsh explorer, who landed on the shores of Mobile Bay in 1170 and left behind, with the Indians, the Welsh language. (United States & Wales) Tablet at Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay
110,156. Battle of Port Gibson 1863: About a tenth of the Union army was composed of German-born soldiers … ‘Immigration is America.’ (United States of America & Immigration) How the World Made America I, History 2017
110,157. America is a tapestry: every dot on the map is someone living there right now. Using the latest population data it shows how the world made America. (United States of America & Immigration) ibid.
110,158. DNA evidence shows that Native Americans are descended from Siberian nomads who entered North America at least 15,000 years ago. (United States of America & Native Americans & Immigration) ibid.
110,159. The cities of Philadelphia and Boston are founded by the English. (United States of America & Immigration) ibid.
110,160. Some two million Spanish settle to the South. (United States of America & Immigration & South) ibid.
110,161. German Americans sign up in droves … Today almost 50 million Americans claim German heritage. (United States of America & Immigration) ibid.
110,162. The need for workers will fuel immigration. (United States of America & Immigration) ibid.
110,504. ‘American in the 19th century was still very much a land of opportunity.’ (United States of America & Immigration) How the World Made America II
110,505. What made a third of Norwegians move to the Great Lakes, the Pacific north-west? How did a volcano create an explosion of Italians in New York City? Why does World War II lead to a vast migration of women? And how does new railways impact the great African-American migration north? (United States of America & Immigration) ibid.
110,506. Members of the Mennonite church travelled to America from Russia looking for land … In 1873 some 12,000 members of the Protestant Mennonite sect moved from the Ukraine to Kansas. (United States of America & Immigration) ibid.
110,507. New York City: also home to more than one million Jews, more than any other city on Earth … Two million Jews leave eastern Europe for the United States. (United States of America & Immigration) ibid.
110,508. On America’s west coat another wave of migration is under way. (United States of America & Immigration) ibid.
110,509. There are now just over four million Chinese-Americans, 40% of whom lived in California. (United States of America & Immigration) ibid.
4,359. The Atlantic Ocean prevents the plague reaching the Americas. (Humanity & Plague & United States) Mankind: The Story of All of Us V, History Channel 2012
4,361. The isolation of the Americas is coming to an end. (Humanity & United States) ibid.
4,362. Risking all for a new world … Guided by Thor, God of Thunder, the Vikings set out across the world. (Humanity & Viking & United States) Mankind: The Story of All of Us VII: New World
4,363. Ninety million Native Americans – a fifth of the planet’s population – cut off from the rest of the world. Until now. (Humanity & United States & Native America) ibid.
4,364. In the America’s there are no iron tools or horses. No wheeled vehicles. Yet America’s people engineer great monuments. (Humanity & United States & South America) ibid.
4,371. Spanish sailors discover land: leading them an Italian – Christopher Columbus. (Humanity & United States) ibid.