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Social Studies Study Guide MS History Chapter 3 EXAM
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Identify North American societies present in Mississippi when Europeans and Africans arrived,
Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Natchez
Describe the four periods of early Native American History.
Paleo - hunted for food like megafaunas
Archaic - Hunted deer, fish, and gathered nuts and berries
Woodland - Used bows and arrows; settled in villages
Mississippian - Had major crops including beans, squash, and corn
Explain the significance of mounds built in Mississippi and throughout the southeast.
Mounds could be chief's homes and for ceremonial uses. Woodlands built berial mounds.
Tell about the social structure of the early Native American societies.
Everyone stayed in clans. If you married someone out of you clan it is called exogamy. If you married more than one person it was called polygny.
What did the earliest explorers who came to Mississippi do?
Land and Riches
Tell why the French came to Mississippi.
Dominate Fur Trade
Convert Native Americans to Christianity
Find a water route through the Pacific Ocean
Why did the British come to Mississippi?
What did the Spanish seek in Mississippi?
Riches like gold and silver
Can you find and draw the Natchez Trace on a map? What cities are at the two ends, and why is the Trace important?
Yes, Memphis and Natchez. It is a trading route
Who was the first governor of Mississippi?
David Homes (state) and Winthrop Sargent (territory)
What happens in 1817?
MS becomes a state.
What was the first, second, and ultimately final capitals of the state of Mississippi?
Natchez, Washington, Jackson
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