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North American Studies
ch. 1 the first americans
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how do scientists think people migrated from asia to the americas during the ice age?
they traveled across a land bridge
why did the first americans migrate from asia to the americas?
in search of food
which of these characterizes an american indian cultural region?
people share a similar language
which of these best explains why different cultural regions formed in north america?
groups adapted to the environments in which they settled
which of these describes how american indians viewed their environment?
they believed they were a part of a community of living things
which of these was most important to the survival of the american indians?
ability to use natural resources
how do historians learn how american indians lived so long ago?
they study their artifacts
how did the american indians in the southeast live?
they lived in towns clustered around large earthen mounds
american indians who lived on the plains wore clothing made from animal hides. what was an important economic activity in this region?
which of these describes one way american indians adapted the environment to meet their needs?
eastern woodlands people burned trees to plant corn
which of these enabled american indians to settle in permanent villages?
what was most important resource of the northwest coast people?
what was most important in determining the way of life of an american indian group?
what was a strong influence on the kind of shelters used by each america indian group?
what conditions challenged the survival of american indians in the southwest?
high temperatures and lack of water
how was it possible for the mesa people to grow corn in the desert?
they dug irrigation ditches
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