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Native Americans

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Native Americans
Powhatans, Lakota, Pueblo
Powhatan
Lakota
Pueblo
Important Vocabulary
Region
Environment
Climate
Occupation
Transportation
Contribution
Places that have the same characteristics
An area's natural surroundings
The type of weather over a long period of time
How people move from place to place
Past things that people did to make our lives easier today
A person's job
All regions have the same
climate
environment
This includes forests, mountains, deserts, rivers, lakes, beaches, oceans, and etc.
This tells us what the weather is
usually
like
Mountains, rivers, beaches, forests, lakes
Eastern Woodlands Region
Environment:
Occupation:
Fishermen
Hunters
Farmers
Men: hunted and fished
Women: farmed corn, beans, squash
deer were the main animal hunted
corn and squash--yum!
fishing out of a canoe
Climate:
mild winters
hot summers
summers are hot and sticky
winters can be cold but not freezing
yuck! summers can be super hot!
sometimes it snows, but we don't get a lot
Transportation:
walked
canoed
Men and Women had different jobs
Climate is just like ours!
with so many rivers and lakes, it was easy to get around by canoe!
those are some rough waters!
Did you know that Powhatan Indians made canoes by burning out the wood in the middle of a tree trunk?
Plains
Region
Environment:
flat grassy plains and rolling hills
lots and lots of grass!
sometimes a buffalo
not very many trees though
bison are super cool
Occupation:
hunters
warriors
horsemen
this is a bison
they were used for many things
food
clothing
shelter
the men and boys hunted from horseback
bison=buffalo
Climate:
hot summers
harsh, cold
winters
Homes
Homes were made of wood and bark
they were called longhouses
winters were suuuuuuper snowy and freezing!
even this bison looks cold
summers were dry but HOT
temperatures could get over 100 degrees!
the weather could get extreme in both summer and winter
Transportation:
walked
rode horses
The Lakota Indians followed the bison herds
horses helped them to move their villages quickly
Homes:
Teepees
Homes were called
teepees
, which were made using buffalo skins
teepees were easy to build and take down when they moved
Southwest
Region
High flatlands
red clay
scrub desert
high flat mesas
Occupation:
farmers
hunters
because water was so scarce, most of their time was devoted to farming
some of their main crops were corn and tobacco
Climate:
hot days
cold nights
little rainfall
days were hot, but the nights would get cold
it rarely rained
days were dry but temperatures got hot fast
at night the sand didn't keep heat so it would get cold fast
Transportation:
walking
The only way to get around was to walk
Homes:
multi-story
terraced buildings
homes had windows and doors
they were made of adobe bricks
All Native American tribes made similar contributions to our society today.
Arts
pottery
weaving
carving
jewelry making
story telling
Farming Techniques
corn
tobacco
beans
squash
Knowledge of the Environment
Native Americans taught us what they knew about taking care of the land, living off of the land, and understanding our natural world.
Respect for Nature
Contributions of Native Americans
There were four major contributions.
Native Americans taught us to respect our natural environment and to not harm our world
Environment:
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