Native American Cultural Regions

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  • 1. “ We are a unique and beautiful people. We are the Native Americans.” WA-SHEA-KWU (Lynette Shawano), Wisconsin
  • 2. Chapter 1, Section 2: Migration Routes of the First Americans
    • Ice Age exposed land bridge connecting Asia & North America 30,000 years ago
    • First Americans migrated on foot from Asia across a land bridge (Beringia)
      • Migrate - to move from one place and establish a home in a new place
    • Native Americans eventually became hunter-gatherers
  • 3. Migrating Routes of the First Americans
  • 4. Chapter 1, Section 3: Native Americans Adapt to the Environment
    • Used natural resources for food, clothing and shelter
    • Developed their own cultures over generations
    • By 1400s, 1-2 million Native Americans lived in 10 cultural regions
    • Believed in a strong spiritual connection to nature
  • 5. Native American Cultural Regions http://naid.sppsr.ucla.edu/confs&class/class/CS/maps/map3.gif
  • 6. Native Americans of the Northwest Coast www.britannica.com
  • 7. Native Americans of California http://www.missionscalifornia.com/stories/acorns.htm
  • 8. Native Americans of the Great Basin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Basin
  • 9. Salmon and camas were dried in the summer and stored for use in the winter. Native Americans of the Plateau http://www.scsc.k12.ar.us/2002Outwest/NaturalHistory/Projects/LachowskyR/Plateau%20culture%20area.htm
  • 10. Native Americans of the Southwest Made homes from adobe (sun-dried clay) http://www.d131.kane.k12.il.us/giftedht/cesar/hopiindians.html
  • 11. Native Americans of the Great Plains Followed buffalo herds most of the year http://www.st-marys.hull.sch.uk/sites/history/PlainsIndians.htm
  • 12. Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands Design of an Iroquois longhouse (from archaeological evidence) http://www.uppercanadahistory.ca/fn/fn1.html
  • 13. Native Americans of the Southeast Moundville Archaeological Park, in western Alabama, was the site of a Mississippian Indian settlement from about AD 1000 to 1450. The flat-topped earth mounds were used as building foundations. http://www.britannica.com/eb/art-55581/Moundville-Archaeological-Park-in-western-Alabama-was-the-site-of