In the 5th century they attacked the Russians in the Black Sea prairies, and afterwards made raids upon the Greeks.
To S., west of the Mississippi, and also, save only the prairies, in the so-called " Florida parishes " E.
"Trembling prairies "- land that trembles under the tread of men or cattle - are common near the coast.
Farther west two narrow belts of timber, consisting mostly of stunted post oak and black jack, and known as the Eastern and Western Cross Timbers, cross the prairies southward from the Red river, and a low growth of mesquite, other shrubs and vines are common in the eastern half of the Prairie Plains.
The low shrub oak plateau to which the opposite shore arose stretched away toward the prairies of the West and the steppes of Tartary, affording ample room for all the roving families of men.