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North American Studies
The First Americans
Terms in this set (18)
in search of food
Why did the first Americans migrate from Asia to the Americas?
They traveled across a land bridge.
How do scientists think people migrated from Asia to the Americas during the last Ice Age?
Groups adapted to the environments in which they settled.
Why did several cultural regions form in North America?
ability to use natural resources
What was most important to the survival of the American Indians?
What enabled American Indians to settle in permanent villages?
They study artifacts
How do historians learn how American Indians lived so long ago?
People share a similar language
What characterizes an American Indian culture region?
What was most important in determining the way of life of an American Indian group?
What was a strong influence on the kind of shelter used by each American Indian group?
They believed they were a part of a community of living things.
How did American Indians view their environment?
What was an important resource of the Northwest Coast people?
American Indians of which region lived in a very arid (dry) climate?
They dug irrigation ditches
How was it possible for the mesa people to grow corn in the desert?
American Indians who lived on the Plains wore clothing made from animal hides. What was an important economic activity in this region?
They lived in towns clustered around large earthen mounds.
How did the American Indians in the Southeast live?
Eastern Woodlands people burned trees to plant corn.
What was one way American Indians adapted the environment to meet their needs?
dense grasses, treeless grasslands, large bison herds- Describes which cultural region?
forests or trees, lakes or rivers
What was one important resource for American Indians of the Eastern Woodlands?
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