Woodland Indians Unit Study Guide (Grade 4 Fairfax Co)
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Why did Christopher Columbus call the people he found Indians?
He thought he was in the Indies (near China)
What region did the Powhatan Indians live in?
Coastal Plain (Tidewater)
What language did the Powhatan tribe speak?
Where did the Monacan tribe live?
The Piedmont Region
What language did the Monacan tribe speak?
What language did the Cherokee speak?
Where did the Cherokee (Iroquoian) live?
Southwestern Virginia and Southern Virginia near North Carolina
What is the climate of VA like?
The climate is relatively mild with distink seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter).
What Regional group of Indians were Virginia's Indians grouped in?
The Eastern Woodland Indians
How did environmental conditions change what the Native Americans ate and wore?
When the seasons changed, it changed the food that was available.
What food did the Native Americans eat in winter?
Hunted birds and animals. They also lived on stored foods from previous fall.
What food did the Native Americans eat in spring?
They hunted, fished, and picked berries.
What food did the Native Americans eat in summer?
grew crops (beans, corn, and squash)
What food did the Native Americans eat in the fall?
They harvested crops, and hunted for foods to preserve and keep for the winter.
What did the Native Americans make their clothes from?
Animal skins like deer skin
What did the Native Americans make their shelters from?
bark, tree branches, and reeds
What are some Native American artifacts that have been found in VA?
arrow heads, pottery, and tools
How do people know where the Jamestown fort was over 400 years ago?
Archaeologists discovered it
How do we archaeologists figure out how the Native Americans, Africans, and settlers interacted?
They uncover artifacts that were used at that time.
What was Werowocomoco?
It was a large Indian town used by Indian leaders for several hundred years before the English settlers came.
Where was the headquarters of the leader, Powhatan, in 1607?
True or false: American Indians live in all parts of Virginia today.
What are 7 tribes that are recognized in the Coastal Plain (Tidewater) Region?
Eastern Chickahominy Tribe
Rappahannock Tribe and Upper Mattaponi Tribe
What tribe is currently recognized in the Piedmont Region?
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