Presentation on theme: "The Woodland Indians By Nathan History It started with several hundred families coming together to become tribes. The Woodland culture lasted about 2000."— Presentation transcript:
History It started with several hundred families coming together to become tribes. The Woodland culture lasted about 2000 years from approximately 1000 B.C to 1000 A.D.
Housing The Woodland Indians lived in villages with huts as houses. The houses were made of small trees and bark to create small houses.They stuck the trees into the ground on one end then bent the forward at the top and tied them together. They then wove sticks in between the trees and put cane mats or tee bark to cover the sides. They used grass or pieces of bark to make roofs and made a small hole in the top for cooking fires. They also put fiber mats on the ground for sleeping.
Food & Hunting Hunting, fishing, and gathering nuts and berries were sources of food. They also grew squash, wild greens, and sunflowers. Hunting was easy for the Woodland Indians since the bow and arrow was in use. Arrow points were made out of stone, shark teeth, or deer antlers. Also southerners should thank the Woodland cultures for a special dish containing beans, corn, and other vegetables.
Pottery The Woodland Indians learned how to make pottery last longer. They found clay along river banks and mixed it with sand.They rolled the mixture into strips and coiled them onto other strips to get the shapes that they wanted.They then made the clay soft with a rock and water. They used a wooden paddle to make designs on the pottery. Once it was dried it was baked fire to make them usable for cooking.
Religion Elaborate religious ceremonies were introduced during the Woodland period. The ceremonies were spread through trade. The Hopewell culture is an example of this because they had many of the same ceremonies used by the Woodland people of Georgia. During this time the Woodland people built cone- shaped burial mounds for the dead. They put necklaces bracelets,rings, and copper or bone combs. When Woodland people were buried, their family and friends put special funeral pottery, tools, tobacco pipes, and weapons in the graves with them.This leads archaeologists and anthropologists to think that they believed in some type of life after death.