Colonization to Independence (1492-1776)

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Colonization to Independence (1492-1776)

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European countries established colonies in North America as a means of increasing wealth and power. As the English colonies developed their own governments and economies, they resisted domination by the monarchy, rebelled and fought for independence.

Items in the Colonization to Independence (1492-1776) Collection

Native Americans - North Bank Park Marker
Marker Text: Central Ohio was home to Native Americans as early as 10,000 years ago. While we don't know what they called themselves, archaeologists call a group of the earliest peoples, “Mound Builders”. Their society left nearly 200 burial and…

Native Americans - Adena Mound Builders
Marker Text: Adena Culture
Native Americans of the Adena culture were some of Ohio's first known settlers. They lived in the upper and middle Ohio Valley during the late Archaic and Early Woodland periods, roughly 1000 B.C.-100 A.D. The Adena people…

Native Americans - Hopewell Mound Builders
Marker Text: Jeffers Mound
Archaeologists believe that this prehistoric mound, part of a complex of earthworks, was used for rituals by the Hopewell people and was probably built between 100 BC and 400 AD. Note the painted post tops marking the…