How did people of the arctic learn to adapt their shelters to the resources that were available?
They used blocks of ice to build igloos because there were no trees.
In summer, they built shelters out of sod or lived in tents made from sealskins.
Native Americans often depended on d______ o_ l_____ in order to produce more goods.
Division of Labor
The _________ of many Native American groups depended on the supply of food and other natural resources that helped them.
Scientist can learn a great deal about life of early people living in the Americas from _________?
What are features that are common to most civilizations?
- most civilizations have ways of life, religion and learning
What is the main reason that early peoples in the Americas began to live in larger, more settled villages?
They developed agriculture (farming).
What kinds of natural resources were used to build each of the following shelters?
1. tepees made from animal skins stretched over wood poles
2. longhouses made from trees
3. pueblo made from adobe bricks
What other resources did the Northwest Coast people have that were important to their economy?
- salmon to eat or trade
- whales were good for food and other materials
Which of these natural resources was most important to the people of the Eastern Woodlands and the Northwest Coast?
Why did the economy of native Americans living in the arctic cause families to band together?
When food was scarce, the families shared seal meat.