Native American Culture
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Lived in the four corners, UT, NM, AZ, CO
1. pit houses
2. Mesa Verda, cliff houses
3. Pueblos, made of adobe
Why did the Anasazi die out?
It is believed because of drought, disease, or raids from neighboring tribes
Why did the Mississippian build mounds?
What did the Anasazi, Hopewell, and Mississippian have in common?
Complex cultures, religious beliefs, agriculture, adaptations.
Housing, hunted large animals (no farming), fur clothing, dogs to carry things and transport
Why did subarctic people live in different types of houses at different times ?
Following migrating animals, you needed a more portable house so you could follow them.
How did the Native American groups of the Southwest adapt?
Types of natural features that are used as bounderies
rivers-Mississippi, Mountains-Sierra Nevada & Rocky & Appalation
Why did so many groups live on the Pacific coast?
The climate was good, natural resources were plentiful
corn, squash, and beans. all helped each other grow
Ate meat, plants. Built wooden long houses. Created alliance with other tribes. Mohawk was part of their tribe, had the hairstyle
Most Native American cultures revolved around?
Nature. They believed everything had a spirit, and that the animal gave its life for them to survive
How did most Native Americans view land ownership?
They believed they could not own the land, you would simply use it and then let someone else use it. (Share it) It was supposed to be preserved for future.
First people, known as mother culture. 1200 BC-400 AD. Built stone pyramids, stone head carvings, known for architecture and trade network.
200 AD-900. Large cities, canals, trade network, built large plazas, stone temples,
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