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By Olivia Cueva-Fernandez

Below Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. flags, the la harbor zone has constructed many industries and companies that survived on Mexican hard work, helping households of Mexican starting place for greater than a century. Pioneering Mexican americans have labored the railroads, fields, canneries, vegetation, refineries, waterfront, and family-owned companies for generations, forming robust bonds and lifetime friendships. energetic within the army and activities, in addition to desirous about the church and group, Mexican american citizens have triumph over poverty, hardships, and discrimination, retained cultural values and customs, intermarried and assimilated with different cultures, and turn into the biggest ethnic workforce in Wilmington. a number of the early households nonetheless have kin that stay and paintings in Wilmington, with little children attaining profitable careers in a variety of nation-states. via schooling, exertions, and resolution, Wilmington's Mexican american citizens have contributed largely to the harbor's brilliant American lifestyle.

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Members of the Algonquian language group, they had originated in the northeastern woodlands, but at the time the Europeans encountered them they were living a nomadic life in the valleys of the Red and James Rivers, following the buffalo herds. By the early eighteenth century they were drifting westward into the river valley (a tributary of the Missouri River in present-day South Dakota) that bears their name. Although their oral traditions place them on the plains from time immemorial (one scholar has them on the plains as early as the time of Christ), this cannot be confirmed by archaeology because of the scant remains in their short-lived campsites.

He did learn by this means that there were five more Mandan villages on the river a day’s journey away, and each was twice the size of the current outpost. The Indians also told him that a day’s journey beyond the last of the Mandan villages were the towns of two tribes (evidently Hidatsa and Arikara) with whom the Mandans were at war. Lacking an interpreter, the French were certain to receive a hostile reception there. The Mandans also told him that white men with horses and armor lived at a great distance down the river — the journey there and back took all summer — and with that piece of intelligence Vérendrye seems to have realized that the Missouri would not lead him to the Western Sea.

The governor, who was excited by Vérendrye’s report on the gateway to the West but not enough to finance an expedition, agreed to his move and ordered a replacement at Nipigon. At his new post Vérendrye continued his interrogations and this time chanced upon a captive slave belonging to an aged Cree chief. The captive, probably a Mandan or Hidatsa who had been captured by the Assiniboines and sold to the Crees, came from a country far to the south of Lake Winnipeg. He told Vérendrye that his people lived on a explorers and fur traders 39 great river in permanent villages of earth houses.

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