Lacrosse is a ancient game that Native Americans
played. Instead of using a fancy pole with a fancy
net. They used a stick and a net but not a fancy net
like used now days. The games were played by
Iroquois and other native american groups. The
groups were like different teams. The native
americans knew lacrosse as stickball which is more
Most americans hunted and gathered to receive food.
The main type of meat was the bison or buffalo. The
meat can be prepared by several different ways. They
cook meat on a camp ﬁre. To catch bunnies and
chickens to eat,they use traps. They also gathered food
like chokecherries, blueberries,raspberries,strawberries
and more, to eat . They also grew plants which could
provide food for them such as wild rice, bitterroot,
Native americans did not have a TV or a radio to
see or hear what to wear, they just made their
cloths because they did not have sewing
machines back then. Every native american group
dressed different then other groups. There are
lots of types of clothing spacial ones for special
occasions, like when Native Americans graduate
they wear clothing from their tribes.In worm
places of america they wore only little clothing.
In worm places they wore heavy trousers and
fur skin jackets.
The Cheyenne a Native American group lived just
north of the Missouri River but now the Cheyenne
lives in Minnesota. Before they moved to the great
plains they lived in round huts.In the great plains they
lived in tipis.The tipis were made with poles for the
base and they used buffalo hides for the cover of the
tipi.The northern cheyenne now live in montana and
wyoming and the southern cheyenne live in
Oklahoma and Colorado.
The Sioux also a native american group were skilled at
making clothes. To decorate them they might use
porcupine quills. Women also decorate bags and
pouches. Also sometimes made with quills. in the 1600s
they began to use beads to design the clothes with. The
quilling was also still done but they used beads to get
the job done quiker.The quills have to be softened so
they can be made and used for a design.Men painted
the tipis.They used clay and rocks to make into paint
for the tipis.They also used pens made from the buffalo
The Seminole a native American group children do a lot of
chores. They still do play, boys had a little bit of toys only because
they soon learn how to use weapons. They also learn how to
hunt, make bow arrows, and to be respectful to elders. Girls
learned from their grandmas or moms how to sew,garden and
care for babies. They also got play time too. The girls played with
dolls made from cloth and palmetto. The children loved to listen
to stories about a bunch of things like about their
ancestors,scary stories,stories that taught them lessons, and
more. Sometimes the children protected the corn from little
creatures which is important because other rise the animals
would eat it.
Before the Europeans came native americans
had no money system instead they used
crops and vegetables. They did not have
how much each crop or vegetables is worth
it depended on the person you traded with.
The trader could have items worth a lot of
money and others might not have those
items. When the Europeans arrived thats
when they began to use actual dollars and
coins. So they did have a system but just
with Vegetables and crops.
In the native american group Navajo the new
born baby would be born to their mother`s
clan. So the baby would take the clan`s
name. once the men got married the woman
must be in a different clan. Once he is
married the couple would move towards the
woman`s mom`s house. Usually the men
would make the important decision but in
this group the woman would decide.
Nez Perce a native american group let young
members of the clan stay three days on a
mountain including nights. During that time a
spirit,dream or animal would teach them a
song the animal,dream or spirit would also
give them a secret spirit name. The member
would never tell their secret name to
anyone. Some myths would teach a lesson
and sometimes it would be able to
entertain. Sometimes Myths would do both.
• Camanche a native american group moved
to the plains while staying there the was a
lot of war.During that time they defeated
delaware,and Caddo.They fought for the
land or the buffalo herds.
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SIOUX native americans,2000,Richard M. Gaines,ABDO publishing company.
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Navajo Native Americans,2000,Richard m. Gains,ABDO publishing
Nez Perce,native american,2000,Richard M. Gains,ABDO Publishing