What animal would be
most useful to the first
people in Kansas
Thursday
September 5th
Timeline highlights
• Earliest evidence of humans about 7000 BCE
• Climate change between 6500-3550 BCE
• 1300-1500 perman...
The Earliest People
• The Kansa believed
the Great Spirit
created humans.
• This is part of the
Kansa Oral Tradition
• Ora...
The Kansa Creation myth
The "Master of Life" first created man. His
solitary life, however, caused him to cry out in
angui...
How do we know?
• Without an oral tradition
how do we know what
groups lived in Kansas?
• Through the use
artifacts
• Arti...
Migration
• The first people in
Kansas were big
Game Hunters
• Followed the large
Ice Age animals as
they migrated south.
...
Big Game Hunters
• The is very little know
about the big game hunters
• Called Big Game Hunters
because they hunted large
...
Adaptation
• About 10,000 years ago
the climate changes
• Over a long period of
years it becomes hotter
and drier
• This m...
Adaptation
• Some plants animals become extinct others
change to survive
• This change results in humans having to adapt
a...
Think about it
In separate paragraphs answer two of the
following questions
What would happen to you if you lost a major f...
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Kansas Journeys Chapter 2 Early people

  1. 1. What animal would be most useful to the first people in Kansas Thursday September 5th
  2. 2. Timeline highlights • Earliest evidence of humans about 7000 BCE • Climate change between 6500-3550 BCE • 1300-1500 permanent housing • 1541 Europeans appear
  3. 3. The Earliest People • The Kansa believed the Great Spirit created humans. • This is part of the Kansa Oral Tradition • Oral Tradition- Stories passed from generation to generation.
  4. 4. The Kansa Creation myth The "Master of Life" first created man. His solitary life, however, caused him to cry out in anguish, so the "Master" sent down a woman to alleviate his loneliness. A small island created before the main part of the earth caused frustrated the fathers to drown unwanted children, thus prompting more compassionate mothers to ask the Great Spirit to provide more living space. Their prayers were answered when beavers, muskrats and turtles were sent down to enlarge the island from the floor of the great waters, and in time the earth assumed its present
  5. 5. How do we know? • Without an oral tradition how do we know what groups lived in Kansas? • Through the use artifacts • Artifacts, are something made or used by people in the past • With artifacts we can track the migration, and adaptation of native
  6. 6. Migration • The first people in Kansas were big Game Hunters • Followed the large Ice Age animals as they migrated south. • Migration is the movement of things from one place to another
  7. 7. Big Game Hunters • The is very little know about the big game hunters • Called Big Game Hunters because they hunted large mammals like mammoths • Tools have been found near mammoth remains conforming this • No known language, or what they called themselves • It is known that they domesticated dogs
  8. 8. Adaptation • About 10,000 years ago the climate changes • Over a long period of years it becomes hotter and drier • This means big game hunters have to adapt • Adaptation, is how people and animals change to suit their environments.
  9. 9. Adaptation • Some plants animals become extinct others change to survive • This change results in humans having to adapt as well
  10. 10. Think about it In separate paragraphs answer two of the following questions What would happen to you if you lost a major food source? A Clothing Source Or if the temperature got hotter

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