How were the cultures of the seven regions similar?
American Indians in each area used nearby natural resources. With these, they made their homes, clothing, tools, and art. Each group adapted to its environment. In the cold Plateau winters, the Yakimas built their homes partly underground. In the hot and humid Southeast, the Seminoles built houses without walls.
Identify two ways the climate affects the people living there?
In the cold Plateau winters, the Yakimas built their homes partly underground. In the hot and humid Southeast, the Seminoles built houses without walls.
Clothing suited to the climate from materials easily available in that region.
How were totum poles and Winter Counts alike and different?
Totem poles: On these cedar poles, the Kwakiutls carved figures of animals, humans, and spirits. These carvings told about important events in the family's history and indicated the family's social position.
Winter counts: Nature was important to the Sioux. They used the first snowfall of winter to mark the start of each year. They called the records they made with pictographs "winter counts." Each pictograph on a winter count stood for a different year. The pictograph showed a key event from that year.
Why did American Indians build in the southeast build chickees on stilts with no walls?
This protected the houses from the swampy ground. Wooden posts supported a slanted roof made of palm tree leaves. To allow breezes to blow through, the chickee had no walls. This was a good design for the hot climate.