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Transcript of Native Americans
Powhatans, Lakota, Pueblo
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
This includes forests, mountains, deserts, rivers, lakes, beaches, oceans, and etc.
This tells us what the weather is
Mountains, rivers, beaches, forests, lakes
Eastern Woodlands Region
Men: hunted and fished
Women: farmed corn, beans, squash
deer were the main animal hunted
corn and squash--yum!
fishing out of a canoe
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
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?
flat grassy plains and rolling hills
lots and lots of grass!
sometimes a buffalo
not very many trees though
bison are super cool
this is a bison
they were used for many things
the men and boys hunted from horseback
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
The Lakota Indians followed the bison herds
horses helped them to move their villages quickly
Homes were called
, which were made using buffalo skins
teepees were easy to build and take down when they moved
high flat mesas
because water was so scarce, most of their time was devoted to farming
some of their main crops were corn and tobacco
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
The only way to get around was to walk
homes had windows and doors
they were made of adobe bricks
All Native American tribes made similar contributions to our society today.
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