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1 Native Americans: The First Inhabitants of Virginia No Animation interrupts flag from waving
2 Virginia Studies 2 d, eThe student will demonstrate knowledge of the geography and early inhabitants of Virginia by.Locating three American Indian (First American) language groups (the Algonquian, the Siouan and the Iroquoian) on a map of Virginia.Describing how American Indians (First Americans) adapted to the climate and their environment to secure food, clothing and shelter.
3 Native Americans: The First Inhabitants of Virginia:Table of Contents Christopher Columbus: IndiansNative Language GroupsNative Americans in Virginia: MapNative Americans: Evidence & ArtifactsVirginia ClimateEastern Woodland IndiansFood: Winter, Spring, Summer, FallClothingShelterAssessments: One, Two, Three
4 Christopher Columbus: Indians Christopher Columbus called the people he found in the lands he discovered “Indians” because he thought he was in the Indies (near China).Add picture of Christopher Columbus on this slide
5 Native Language Groups Three major language groups.Algonquian was spoken primarily in the Tidewater region; the Powhatans were a member of this group.Siouan was spoken primarily in the Piedmont region.Iroquoian was spoken in Southwestern Virginia and in Southern Virginia near what is today North Carolina; the Cherokee were a part of this group.Map
6 Native Americans In Virginia: Map Algonquian(Powhatan)Iroquoian(Cherokee)Siouan
7 Evidence & ArtifactsToday we know that Native Americans lived in all areas of the state by the artifacts they left behind.Artifacts such as arrowheads, pottery, and other tools that have been found tell a lot about the people who lived in Virginia.
8 Virginia ClimateThe climate in Virginia is relatively mild with distinct seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—resulting in a variety of vegetation.
9 Eastern Woodland Indians Virginia’s Indians are referred to as Eastern Woodland Indians, due to the forests which cover most of the land.The kinds of food they ate, the clothing they wore, and the shelters they had depended upon the seasons.Click below for more informationClick on the back arrow to return hereFoodClothingShelters
10 Eastern Woodland Indians: Food Foods changed with the seasons:Winter - hunted birds and animalsSpring - fished and picked berriesSummer - grew crops (beans, corn, squash)Fall - harvested cropsBack to Eastern Woodland IndiansClick on the season for more informationClick on the back arrow to return to this slide
14 Eastern Woodland Indians: Food - Fall Harvested Crops
15 Eastern Woodland Indians: Clothing Animal skins (deerskin) were used for clothing.Add different clothing pictures on this slideBack to Eastern Woodland Indians
16 Eastern Woodland Indians: Shelter Shelter was made from materials around them mainly wood and bark.Back to Eastern Woodland Indians
17 Click here to go to Assessment #2 Assessment – 1 of 3Why were Virginia’s Indians referred to as the Eastern Woodlands Indians? AnswerWhat were Indians clothes made from? AnswerClick here to go to Assessment #2
18 Assessment - 2 of 3What type of food did the Eastern Woodland Indians eat during the winter? AnswerWhat type of food did the Eastern Woodland Indians eat during the summer? AnswerClick here to go back to Assessment #1Click here to go to Assessment #3
19 Click here to go back to Assessment #2 Assessment – 3 of 3What did the Eastern Woodlands Indians depend upon to determine what foods they ate, type of clothing they wore and shelters they lived? AnswerWhat were the three major Indians languages spoken in Virginia? AnswerClick here to go back to Assessment #2
20 Native Americans: Food - Winter Hunted Animals and Birds