America In The Beginning<br />Who were the first Americans?<br />This land bridge is known as Beringia<br />Animals like m...
America In The Beginning<br />What happened when they came to America?<br />The ice age ended warmingup glaciers causing w...
How did Native Americans adjust to the new environments?<br />America In The Beginning<br />Different groups in different ...
8 Cultural Regions<br />California<br />Great Basin<br />Great Plains<br />South East<br />North West Coast<br />Plateau<b...
North West Coast<br />Weather:<br />long cold winters<br />cool summers<br />heavy rainfall<br />Natural Resources:<br />o...
California<br />Weather:<br /> rainy winters<br />hot dry summers<br />Natural Resources:<br />ocean/coast<br />foothills<...
Great Basin<br />Weather:<br />little rain<br />hot during the day <br />cold at night<br />Natural Resources:<br />mostly...
Plateau<br />Weather:<br />long cold winters<br />comfortable summers <br />Natural Resources:<br />mountains with <br />d...
Great Plains<br />Weather:<br />cold winters <br />hot summers<br />Natural Resources:<br />mountains surrounding edges<br...
South West<br />Weather:<br />high temperatures<br />little rain <br />dry/arid<br />Natural Resources:<br />mountains, ca...
Eastern Woodlands<br />Weather:<br /> rainy winters<br />hot dry summers<br />Natural Resources:<br />ocean/coast<br />foo...
South East<br />Weather:<br />long warm humid <br />summers<br />mild winters<br />Natural Resources:<br />rivers, ocean/c...
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Unit 1 First Americans

  1. 1. America In The Beginning<br />Who were the first Americans?<br />This land bridge is known as Beringia<br />Animals like mammoths crossed the bridge or migratedto the America&apos;s. <br />This caused ocean levels to rise<br />and expose land<br />In the Bering straight a land bridgeappeared connecting <br />Siberia (Asia)<br />& The Americas<br />30,000 years ago During a period of low temperatures called an ice age<br />The world was covered in glaciers<br />or sheets of ice. <br />How and why did they come here?<br />
  2. 2. America In The Beginning<br />What happened when they came to America?<br />The ice age ended warmingup glaciers causing water levels to rise covering up the land bridge .<br />Some animals died off like mammoths. <br />Living in many different parts of the Americas the Natives needed to adjust or adaptto every thing in the new surrounds that made up each of their own environments<br />in order to survive. <br />Hunter&apos;s in Asia who moved from place to place to find food or nomadsfollowed the mammoths and spread out or migratedto the America&apos;s<br /> How did they meet their new needs?<br />
  3. 3. How did Native Americans adjust to the new environments?<br />America In The Beginning<br />Different groups in different environments developed their own beliefs and ways of life or culture. Groups in the same environments adapted similar life styles, and language creating cultural region.<br />Many Native American have these things in common.<br />1. Nature has a spirit.<br />2. No one can own land.<br />3. Only use what is needed (no waste).<br />4. Trade was important to most societies<br />Living in many different parts of the Americas the Natives used the different natural resourcesin their own different environments for food, clothing, and shelter. <br />What did they have in common?<br />
  4. 4. 8 Cultural Regions<br />California<br />Great Basin<br />Great Plains<br />South East<br />North West Coast<br />Plateau<br />Eastern Woodlands<br />South West<br />
  5. 5. North West Coast<br />Weather:<br />long cold winters<br />cool summers<br />heavy rainfall<br />Natural Resources:<br />ocean/beaches<br />thick forests of fir, <br />spruce, and cedar<br />rugged mountains<br />seafood/salmon<br />deer, moose, bear, elk, <br />beaver, mountain goats<br />Culture:<br />Tools:<br />Used cedar canoes to hunt<br />Fenced in salmon laying eggs<br />used cedar to make rope, mats and baskets, shell needles <br />used wedges, sledge hammers, <br />drills, and knifes to carve wooden masks <br />Clothing:<br />Cedar water proof clothing like capes with decorative shell buttons <br />Shelter: lived near the coast<br />cedar Long Houses with cedar bark roofs<br />
  6. 6. California<br />Weather:<br /> rainy winters<br />hot dry summers<br />Natural Resources:<br />ocean/coast<br />foothills<br />valley&apos;s<br />deserts<br />mountains<br />acorns, oak trees<br />grass, and plants<br />redwood trees<br />salmon/seafood/shellfish<br />deer, rabbits, ducks, <br />roots berries, pine nuts <br />Culture:<br />Tools<br />Used Bows& arrows, <br />snares, and nets<br />used cooking stones <br />to heat acorn meal <br />tools from antlers<br />Clothing: grass/leather aprons and skirts<br />Shelter: Cone shaped made of redwood bark, pole, and reeds woven into mats<br />
  7. 7. Great Basin<br />Weather:<br />little rain<br />hot during the day <br />cold at night<br />Natural Resources:<br />mostly dessert<br />low areas surrounded by <br />mountains at the edges<br />with valleys that had <br />seasonal lakes and streams<br />plants that need little water like<br />grasses, sagebrush, pinon trees, <br />at the outer edges pine trees, and willow<br />small animals rabbits, lizards, <br />grasshoppers, snakes<br /> sometimes ducks , duck eggs during certain seasons <br />seeds, berries pine nuts, roots, cattail<br />Culture:<br />Tools: water baskets sealed with tree sap. Floating duck decoys, nets, sharp sticks, flat baskets for catching seeds<br />Clothing: rabbit robes in winter<br />Shelter: Nomadic temporary cone shelters of willow, brush and reeds<br />
  8. 8. Plateau<br />Weather:<br />long cold winters<br />comfortable summers <br />Natural Resources:<br />mountains with <br />dense forests in areas<br />flatter in the center with <br />drier grass lands<br />rivers<br />driftwood, mud, dirt,<br />grass and sage brush<br />fish, antelope, deer, seeds<br />onions, carrots, camas roots, <br />salmon<br />Culture:<br />Tools: woven baskets, willow digging sticks, wooden fishing platforms, nets, and spears for salmon<br />Clothing: antelope and deer hides leggings, dresses and skirts, woven hats, seed and shell designs<br />Shelter: near rivers, partly under ground out of driftwood, mud, sap, and reeds<br />
  9. 9. Great Plains<br />Weather:<br />cold winters <br />hot summers<br />Natural Resources:<br />mountains surrounding edges<br />treeless grasslands in the center<br />east more water and softer soil<br />west drier dense grass<br />Buffalo and smaller animals<br />Tools: bow made of buffalo tendon, arrows, V shaped stone trap, fire, bone knives, shields, <br />Clothing: Buffalo robes and hides<br />Shelter: Houses called tipis (plains word for dwelling)<br />
  10. 10. South West<br />Weather:<br />high temperatures<br />little rain <br />dry/arid<br />Natural Resources:<br />mountains, canyons<br />desserts, flat top mesas<br />rivers, little water<br />clay, brightly colored plants, cotton<br />corn, beans, squash, peppers, rabbits<br />Houses: made of bricks of adobe(sun baked clay). Up to 4 stories and had hundreds of rooms. <br />Clothes: made of cotton. Using plants to dyed the fabric<br />Tools: Lived in flooded areas. Men dug irrigation ditches, and dams to hold summer rain. <br />Women were grinding corn kernels into cornmeal. They used clay pots to cook chili pepper stews<br />
  11. 11. Eastern Woodlands<br />Weather:<br /> rainy winters<br />hot dry summers<br />Natural Resources:<br />ocean/coast<br />foothills<br />valley&apos;s<br />deserts<br />mountains<br />acorns, oak trees<br />grass, and plants<br />redwood trees<br />salmon/seafood/shellfish<br />deer, rabbits, ducks, <br />roots berries, pine nuts <br />House: Long house sturdy, log-framed houses covered with elm bark, about 20 feet wide and over 100 feet long. Several related families live in sections of the house.<br />clothing: Skirts, capes, and moccasins made of deer skins. <br />tools: Ground corn with wooden sticks , used wooden canoes, speared fish.<br />For farming land, men burnt small sections of trees and underbrush. Women used hoes for planting. Made maple syrup and wooden storage canisters.<br />
  12. 12. South East<br />Weather:<br />long warm humid <br />summers<br />mild winters<br />Natural Resources:<br />rivers, ocean/coast<br />Fertile coastal plains<br />mountains, <br />swamps<br />Trees, clay, shells, <br />corn, beans, squash, pumpkins, <br />sunflowers, sweet potatoes<br />squirrels, rabbits, turkeys, <br />deer, alligators, turtles,<br />wild rice, persimmons<br />Houses: made from strips of young trees woven into a rectangular frame, then plastered with clay. These houses had pointed roofs made of leaves.<br />Towns included many mounds which as burial sights and used as platforms for temples. <br />clothing: made of deer skin. Jewelry made of stones, shells, feathers, pearls, bones, and clay.<br /> Tools: used hoes made of stone, shell or animal shoulder blades. Hunted using small blow guns, bows and arrows.<br />

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