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Native American Tribes in North America

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Christie Roberts

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Native American Tribes in North America
This cultural region covered a narrow strip of land along the
Pacific Coast
from Alaska to California
Dense fir, pine, and cedar forests were there
The people settled on the flat, rocky beaches
The climate was mild, but received heavy rain all year. Deer, elk, mountain goats, bears and wolves lived in the forests
Their homes had unique poles called totem poles
Totem poles told the history of each family
This cultural region stretched from the Pacific Coast to the Sierra Nevada mountians and into the Great Basin
Part of the region was desert
The other part had a mild climate and rich resources like huge redwood forests and shores filled with shellfish
Artifacts found in this region were: The cone-shaped redwood house, the clam shell necklace, and the decorative grass baskets.
California-Intermountain
This cultural region covered states like Arizona and New Mexico
There were mesas, canyons, and deserts in this region
The climate was hot in the summers and freezing in the winters. The region received little rain, so there were few trees or other plants
The Hopi lived here
The artifacts we studied about this region were: the adobe-pueblo apartments, the clay pots, and the woven cotton dress.
This cultural region was located between the Cascade and Rocky Mountains
It had hot summers and freezing winters
Large rivers provided water to the region (Columbia River)
Trees grew only near mountains, but other areas had thick grasses and plants like the camas, whose root was an important food
The artifacts we studied about this region were: the underground winter house, the digging tool, and the grass basket hat.
Great Plains
Eastern Woodlands
Southeast
Camas plant
Columbia river
Plateau
This cultural region extended from the Atlantic Ocean, along the Gulf of Mexico, all the way to East Texas
The region was hot and humid
Part of this region included swamps that were home to animals like deer, alligator, and snakes, and plants like tall palms and cypress trees
The Seminole lived here (Florida State)
The artifacts we studied about this region were: the palm-leaf chickee, the deer skin leggings, and the cypress dugout canoe.
Seminal deerskin clothing
Cypress dugout canoe
Southwest
This cultural region covered a huge area from the Mississippi River Valley to the Rocky Mountains and from Canada to Texas
Had hot summers and cold winters
There were few trees, but large grasslands were home to many grazing animals like deer, antelepe, and buffalo
The Sioux lived in this region.
Artifacts found in this region were: buffalo hide blanket, buffalo hide tepee, and buffalo hide shield.
This cultural region extended from the Atlantic Coast through the Ohio Valley to the Mississippi River
The region had four distinct seasons
lots of streams and rivers
lots of forests of oak, maple, and birch trees
The forest were home to deer, beavers, and turkeys
Artifacts found in this region were: the birch bark wigwam, the birch bark canoe, and the ceremonial turkey feather cape.
Northwest Coast
Redwood forest
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