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  • 1. •Southeast Indians•Reiny Hitchcock, Alexis Kincaid•Period 4
  • 2. Tribes of the Southeast   Alabama, Atakapa, Caddo, Catawba, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Natechez, Seminole, and TicucuaCherokee
  • 3. Foods in the Southeast They ate the following   Meats; deer, beaver , bear , raccoons , rabbit , turkey , otters , birds, squirrels  Vegetables; corn, beans, squash, potatoes, peas, onions , cabbage, pumpkin, sunflowers  Fruit; strawberry , melon , huckleberry, grapes, crabapples  They also ate nuts  They ate the food because that was the only resources they could find
  • 4. Clothing of the Southeast  Men and women wore the following  Men; breech cloth and had short hair  Women; long dresses had their long hair held back  Children; girls wore dresses, boys also wore breech cloths
  • 5. Homes of the Southeast  Include the following  Log houses ; Pit houses dug into the hillside  Mostly the houses were made out wood but some were made of leaves and dirt Pit house
  • 6. Native American Religions  They believed in legends, special chants and songs when hunting, all things are equal to humans, priests learned special chants and ceremonies with charms and herbs for treating illnesses
  • 7. Tradition or Ceremony of the Southeast  Many ceremonial dances such as, Stomp dance and Eagle dance. When preparing for war a man paint another man with body paint. If a man wished to marry he sends his sister/mother to the chosen girls family to propose. When a person dies they get buried under their house.
  • 8. Arts/Crafts of the Southeast  The art and crafts made in the region are; spears , blow guns called (Uski thompa) which were used in hunting and also made baskets Baskets
  • 9. A Famous Cherokee  John Herrington he is famous for being the first Native American in space in 2002.
  • 10. Interesting Facts from the Southeast  When men where born there heads where flattened because it was attractive at the time Men let there hair grow long to show adulthood Women mothers taught them how to manage cooking and life at home When a man is wed and the bride has a sister(s) he is eligible to also marry them and all live in one house When a man get married he lives with his wifes family When a man dies and he is married his brother has the opportunity to marry the widow When a person of the tribe dies there faces are painted red and put into the sitting position facing the west. The tribes believed that the after life was in the west
  • 11. Works Cited  Bial, Raymond. The Cherokee. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1999. Print. Mohel, A. Early Americans. St Louis: Milliken, 2003. print. Ryan, Marla. Tribes of Native America, Chickasaw. New York: Blackbird Press and Thomson Learning, 2004. Print. Sherrow, Victoria. Native American; The Choctaw. Vero Beach, Florida: Rourke Publications, INC., 1997. Print. N.d. n.p. Web. 19 Oct 2012. < TC6Ddvp7QQuzq4KI/AAAAAAAAARM/GFb2OfEYfCs/s1600/deer-wallpapers- 447%5D.jpg>. N.d. n.p. Web. 19 Oct 2012. < xhsBrRE/TjL0h8Gy0EI/AAAAAAAAGK0/pH542VNGb4o/s1600/Cherokee-Indians- Today.jpg>. N.d. n.p. Web. 19 Oct 2012. <>. N.d. n.p. Web. 19 Oct 2012. < content/uploads/2009/12/Five-Civilized-Tribes-Portraits.png>. N.d. n.p. Web. 19 Oct 2012. <>. N.d. n.p. Web. 19 Oct 2012. < ensClothesThreatenedByLeadTestLaw.jpg>.
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