Why Were THEY Called BRAVES?

Mixed Up History here :o)

Let’s Start with Tepees and Yurts.

OK. Just yurts.

Yurts have been a distinctive feature of life in Central Asia for at least three thousand years. The first written description of a yurt used as a dwelling was recorded by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus. He described yurt-like tents as the dwelling place of the Scythians, a horse riding-nomadic nation who lived in the northern Black Sea and Central Asian region from around 600 BC to AD 300.[4]

Meanwhile. Back in America.

During the American Indian Wars of the mid to late 19th century, Native American warriors of the Great Plains, sometimes referred to as Braves in contemporary colonial sources,[1] resisted Westward expansion onto their ancestral land by the settlers of the United States.[2] Though a diverse range of peoples inhabited the Great Plains, there were a number of commonalities among their warfare practices.

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