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North American Studies
Chapter 1 Review
Terms in this set (16)
How do scientists think people migrated from Asia to Americas during the last ice age?
They traveled across a Landbridge.
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 America?
Groups adapted to the environment 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 American Indians?
Ability to use natural resources.
How do historians learn about how American Indians lived many centuries ago?
They study their artifacts.
How did the American Indians of the southeast live?
They lived in towns clustered around large earthen Mounds.
Which one of these was an important economic activities for people who lived in the Plains?
Which of these describes one way American Indians adapted to the environment to meet their needs?
Great plains people made clothing from animal hides.
Which of these enabled American Indians to settle in permanent villages?
Which of these was an important resource for the Northwest American Indians?
Which of these was most important in determining the way of life of an American Indian group?
Which of these was a strong influence on the kind of shelters used by American Indians?
Which conditions challenged survival of American Indians in the Southwest?
High temperatures and lack of water.
How is it possible for the mass of people to grow corn in the desert?
They dug irrigation ditches
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