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  • 1. Today’s Warm Up/ Classwork Activity
    How would you react if aliens landed in your backyard? How would you respond to them?
    Your paragraph should be at least 5-7 sentences and well written. This paragraph will be due at the beginning of class on Tuesday July 19th.
  • 2. Native Americans in North Carolina
  • 3. Indian Life at the time of European Contact
    The Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and Mountains were home to more than 30 different Native American groups
    Groups ranged in size from a few villages to thousands of members
  • 4. Algonquin Tribes
    Algonquin language was spoken along the coast
    Groups included Chowanoc, Pasquotank, and Waccamaw
    Tribes depended on fish, fruit, and vegetables
  • 5. Tuscarora
    The Tuscarora lived on the Coastal Plain, along the Neuse and Tar Rivers
    Used hemp to make rope and binding cord. The name means “hemp gatherers”
    Connected to the Iroquois tribes of New York
  • 6. Indian hemp, which is also called milkweed, is a plant that produces strong fibers, like cotton does.
  • 7. Catawba
    The largest group living in Piedmont
    Known for their burnt-black pottery
    Tribes in Piedmont spoke versions of Sioux Language
    Connected to the Sioux tribes of the Great Plains
  • 8. Cherokee
    Were related to Iroquois, but had been driven away from their homes
    During Woodland Period, they settled in the mountains
    Controlled 40,000 square miles when Europeans arrived
    During Woodland Period they numbered 30,000, and had three main divisions-upper, middle, and lower
  • 9. Native American Habits and Beliefs
    Woodland culture and customs dominated 1500s
    Villages were longhouses and huts
    Clans were connected through mothers (Matrilineal)
    Tribes were governed by consensus, where most members agreed on decisions
    Nature was respected and center of most beliefs
    Europeans introduced animals, plants, and diseases that Natives had not seen