native american

  1. Xenophonte

    WI Native victory at Sitka Battle?

    What would have been the consequences of a Tlingit victory at the Sitka battle and/or successful resistance to the Tsarist expeditionary forces? Either that the Tlingits would have had able to secure their powder supply (without its transporters being blown away) possibly making them able to...
  2. WI: Chief Metacomet (King Phillip) wins King Phillip's War and wipes out English control in New England?

    King Phillip's War was the English name for a conflict between an alliance of Native American tribes in what is now New England and the Snglish settlers. The English settler population was badly hit by the war (obviously the natives were worse hit in the end). But what if Chief Metacomet had...
  3. Plausibility Check: A native state in North America?

    Would it be possible, with a POD after 1520 or so, for there to be a native state in North America that resists European colonization? This is an incredibly tall order, of course, given their relatively small population when compared to places like Mesoamerica and the Andes at the time of...
  4. Ameroboto

    What if all US States have names deriving from local indigenous languages?

    Out of the 50 states of the United States, only 24 of them have names deriving indigenous languages, however, some of those names, such as Mississippi, New Mexico, and Wyoming, have names deriving from indigenous languages that are spoken by neither local nor nearby indigenous tribes. So, what...
  5. architecture2

    The Story of the Anahuacs: A Native American Timeline
    Threadmarks: Prehistory

    Introduction Entry #1, 100,000-6,000 BPD (Before Present Day), Global The Past 100,000 Years, Roughly Although Human Settlement is nonexistent by this point in the Anahuacs and still confined to the origin continent of Yectal [1] (Africa), it is necessary to understand the underlying...
  6. Petike

    Pre-Columbian Native American cultures, PODs and alternate histories discussion
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Greetings, everyone. This thread is a replacement for the apparently concluded thread started in 2019 by Tempered Zen. I intend this thread to be a continuation of that earlier discussion, but in a forum with more impact and with greater longevity. Things to discuss in this thread (friendly...
  7. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: A Successful Postcolonial Mayan State?

    So, I looked up some of the history of the Yucatán on Wikipedia, and it is fascinating. There were a lot of Yucatán independence and autonomist movements from the 18th and 19th centuries, it seems. The Rebellion of Jacinto Canek happened in the middle of the 18th century, and the Caste War of...
  8. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Chinese Discover Alaska and British Columbia in 1410-1412, Sinicization (NOT Colonization) of the West Coast?

    I was reading through Zheng He by Zhou Zibin, given to me by my professor who is from mainland china. In chapter 27 of the book, the book records using ming records that in 1410, a drought in the lucrative fur trade had created a small economic downturn which was negatively impacting the...
  9. Where the River Flows: The Story of Misia: A Native American Superpower
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The Great Kingdom

    Chapter 1: The Great Kingdom It was a bright summer day in the city of Kahoquah. It was the a type of day where the warmth was cooled by a soft summer breeze that soothed the soul and refreshed all those who felt it; the type of day where merchants and vendors would gather at the markets...
  10. What If... The Solutrean Hypothesis Happened

    For those of you who are not aware the Solutrean Hypothesis is an increasingly discredited human migration model that states Mesolithic Europeans from modern day France were able to hug the Glacial coast across the north Atlantic and populate the Northeast North American continent some 5-6,000...
  11. GameBawesome

    Indian Territory Independence after CSA Victory

    (Based off an old thread I made years ago, and part of old Napoleonic Timeline I read long time ago) The Indian Territory (Or modern-day Oklahoma) during the Civil War was an interesting story. Most of the tribes in the Indian Territory sided with the Confederate Government, one famous person...
  12. AHC/WI: A Native American "Great Migration" to the cities?

    Native Americans have gotten an incredibly raw deal from the United States, and were systematically pushed from their native lands onto non-arable and undesirable lands where oftentimes there isn't clean running water, electricity, heat, or jobs. What could make a Native American version of the...
  13. SunKing105

    WI: Peten Itza as a British protectorate?

    The polity of Peten Itza, it's capital at Nojpeten, was one of the last Maya states to fall to the Spanish. While the kingdoms of the Yucatan and Campeche were conquered relatively quickly, it was the Peten basin, and it's deep jungles, that continued Maya resistance even as other kingdoms fell...
  14. PrinceTanglemane

    Numbered Treaties

    Does anybody know how I could reproduce this map to a WorldA patch by Hadaril? I am trying to figure where to put the borders and such, but I'm poor at making maps. Only good at making flags. Not sure if this is the right forum and I just need this patch only Numbered Treaties map was made by...
  15. AHC: Largest possibile Native American US population by 1900

    As asked in the title, the challenge is to come up with an alt-US (Roughly with OTL's borders) that has the largest possible Native American population. I was thinking that an earlier smallpox vaccine could be useful, but, considering it more slowly, I don't want a POD too early on to...
  16. SunKing105

    WI: No Tecumseh's Confederacy?

    Let's say that Tecumseh dies in an early raid against American settlers, while Tenskwatawa dies from alcohol overdose. Their confederacy is stillborn. How does this affect the War of 1812? How does this affect Harrison's career?
  17. SunKing105

    AHC: Have a state that is majority native and dominated by natives to rule over a substantial non-native population

    While there are quite a bit of threads trying to change the historical fate of the various native tribes and kingdoms of the Americas, I want to go one step further. Your challenge is to find a way for a state that culturally is undisputably Native American in government and population, rule...
  18. SunKing105

    WI: No King Philip's War?

    To clear things up, I am referring to the attempt by Metacom, sachem of the Wampanoag, to defeat the Puritan colonists in Massachusetts Bay. Despite the fact that the Wampanoag and other associated tribes took grevious losses from European diseases, and were even further disoriented by the...
  19. SunKing105

    AHC: Have a Pre-Columbian city reach 500,000 people.

    With any POD you choose, have a city founded by and inhabited by any of the natives of the Americas to reach 500,000 people in the pre-industrial era. It can be located anywhere, though I suppose that Mesoamerica and the Andes are the easiest places to pull this off. The requirements of the city...
  20. SunKing105

    WI: Ironworking invented in the Americas?

    Despite having very impressive cities, advanced agricultural techniques, and engineering, the civilizations of the Americas were still hampered by the fact that they didn't have any beasts of burden, except for the Llama in the Andes, and only a few food animals, and the fact that they didn't...
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