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The Americans Chapter 1 Sections 1 & 2
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What do the nomadic people do?
move from place to place in search of food and water
Lived in the rain forests in the the Southern Gulf of Mexico 1200 B.C. - 400 B.C.
Created the first empire of the Americas.
Collapsed in 400 B.C.
Built a dynamic culture in Guatemala and the Yucatán peninsula between 250 and 900 A.D.
Entered the Valley of Mexico in 1200's A.D.
Built ceremonial centers similar to the Maya and Inca.
western coast of South America 1200 A.D.
settled on mesa tops, cliff sides, and canyon bottoms of the four corner region
Related to Hopi.
Left cliff houses to build settlements near water
Lived in the Southwest
Lived in eastern woodlands
Used agriculture, hunting and gathering
What is kinship?
strong ties among family members.
Continued and passed down tribal customs like division of labor, or assigning jobs based on gender, age and status
What is division of labor?
tasks assigned, according to gender age and status
from Genoa sailed for Spain, to find route to Asia, but found America instead 1492
First Americans Columbus saw on the island of San Salvador
Adena and Hopewell
Built huge mounds and effigies to represent animals. These mounds can be seen from the air.
Built huge pyramidal mounds east of the Mississippi River.
Their society still flourished during the time of Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas.
Hohokam and Anasazi
Introduced crops to the Southwest
Lived in present day California
built totem poles
held potlaches -meals where everybody shared food
Native American people could own...
crops, household items and medicine.
Land was SHARED
How did the development of agriculture change people?
They could stay in one place.
They had more free time.
Society was more stable and able to develop.
People didn't have to worry about where they would find food.
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