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North American Studies
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Who were the first people to live in Virginia?
Within Virginia, where do American Indians live?
Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Southwest corner of Virginia
How many major American Indian language groups were there in Virginia?
Why did Christopher Columbus call the people he found in the lands he explored "Indians?"
He thought he was in the Indies near China.
What has been found that tells a lot about the people who lived in Virginia?
What American Indian language was spoken mainly in the Tidewater region?
What American Indian language was spoken mainly in the Piedmont region?
What American Indian language was spoken mainly in Southwestern Virginia and in Southern Virginia near what is today North Carolina?
The Powhatan were part of what language group?
The Monacan were part of what language group?
The Cherokee were part of what language group?
Describe Virginia's climate.
mild and has 4 seasons (winter, spring, summer, fall)
What does Virginia's climate result in?
wide variety of vegetation
What covers most of Virginia's land?
trees, bushes, flowers, and vegetation
What is the name for all Virginia Indians?
First Americans, American Indians, or Native Americans
Virginia Indian cultures have ___________ over time.
The kinds of food the Virginia Indians ate, the clothing they wore, and the shelters they had depended upon the ________________.
Describe how the Virginia Indians got their food in the Spring.
hunted, fished grew crops, and picked berries
Describe how the Virginia Indians got their food in the Summer.
hunted, fished, picked corn, grew crops
Describe how the Virginia Indians got their food in the Fall.
Harvested crops, hunted for foods to prepare for the winter
Describe how the Virginia Indians got their food in the Winter.
hunted birds and other animals, lived on stored food from the fall
What did the Virginia Indians use for clothing?
What did the Virginia Indians use to make their shelter?
They used natural resources
Describe Virginia's native people today.
They live much like we do
What helps Archeologist understand people from the past?
Recent archaeological digs have recovered new material evidence about what place in Virginia?
Werowocomoco and Jamestown
What was Werowocomoco?
a large Powhatan town used by Indian leaders for many years before the English came to Virginia. Chief Powhatan was the leader.
How long have American Indian people lives in Virginia?
thousands of years
American Indians, who trace their family histories back to before 1607, continue to __________________.
live in all parts of Virginia today.
How many American Indian tribes are recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia today?
Name any three recognized tribes located in the Coastal Plain region today?
Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Pamunkey, Rappahannock, Upper Mattaponi, Cheroenhaka (Nottoway), and Patawomeck
Name three ways Eastern Woodland Indians used trees.
shelter, canoes, tools
What region are all but ONE of the state recognized tribes located?
Coastal Plains / Tidewater
In what region is the Monacan tribe located?
What evidence is there that First American lived in all areas of Virginia?
Artifacts such as arrowheads, pottery and tools were found
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