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U.S. History Chapter 1
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why did different cultural regions form in North America?
groups adapted to the environments in which they settled.
which of these characterizes an American Indian cultural region?
people share a similar language
why did the first Americans migrate from Asia to the Americas?
in search of food
How do scientists think people migrated from Asia to the Americas during the last Ice Age?
They traveled across a land bridge
How do historians learn how American Indians Lived so long ago?
they study their artifacts
How did American Indians viewed their environment?
They believed they were a part of a community of living things.
How did the American Indians in the Southeast live?
They lived in towns clustered around large earth mounds
What was most important to the survival of the American Indians?
ability to use natural resources
American Indians who lived on the plains wore clothing made from animal hides. What is an important economic activity in this region?
What describes one way American Indians adapted the environment to meet their needs?
Eastern Woodlands people burned trees to plant corn
What enabled American Indians to settle in permanent villages?
What was an 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 American 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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