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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.
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
Algonquin Tribes Algonquin language was spoken along the coast Groups included Chowanoc, Pasquotank, and Waccamaw Tribes depended on fish, fruit, and vegetables
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
Indian hemp, which is also called milkweed, is a plant that produces strong fibers, like cotton does.
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
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
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