The peoples who inhabited the Eastern Woodlands lived in farming villages as well as hunter-gatherer groups. The land was rich and fertile, and the climate provided ample rainfall. They also hunted the forests for animals such as bear, deer, elk, turkey, and squirrel.
One group of people who lived near the Mississippi River began to build large mounds where they buried their dead, along with tools and implements in elaborate religious ceremonies.
We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
Gen. Omar N. Bradley
There were 840 soldiers in the regular army when the U.S. War Department was established in 1789. Their job was to supervise public lands and guard the Indian frontier.