South East Indians Lived about 4000 years ago. Each tribe had their own government and languages. The tribes believed in their own gods and goddesses to guide them through life.
South East Indians Wattle & Daub Houses: made by weaving rivercane, wood, and vines into a frame, then coating the frame with plaste (Cherokee) Chickees: Huts, stilt housesick posts supporting a thatched roof and a flat wooden platform raised several feet off the ground. They did not have any walls (Florida ) Earth Homes: in the ground
South East Indians Produced colorful art using their dyes. Made their own baskets from natural materials. Used shells to make tools and hunting knives. Most known for their beautiful beadwork.
Northeast Indians Tribes The group of Native American known as the Woodland Indians is made up of several tribes. These are some of the major tribes. DelawareWampanoag Huron NarragansetPowhatan Iroquois Mohawk Oneida Onondaga Cayuga Seneca Tuscarora
Dyed quills decorated moccasins in red, blue and violet. These are Seneca quilled moccasins
This is a picture of the traditional dress of men in many of the Eastern Woodland tribes.
Food Corn, beans, and squash were the most important crops planted. They were know as “The Three Sisters” as they were also grown together.
North East Homes Wigwams-woven mats and sheets of birchbark (Algonquian) Longhouse: Longhouses could be 150 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 20 feet high (Iroquois)
Iroquois Confederacy Political alliance formed by five language related tribes in the Northeastern Woodlands Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca Alliance formed to ensure protection of tribal lands U.S. uses similar ideas when creating its own government
Southwest Hohokam, Anasazi, Hopi, Navaho Harsher environment - dry desert Farmers - used irrigation to grow corn, beans, and squash - The Three Sisters Excellent builders - pueblos and cliff dwellings
Southwest Indians Adobe Houses:multi-story houses made of adobe (clay and straw baked into hard bricks Hopi, Pueblo, Adobe
California Encompasses the western states. The Pomo, an Indian tribe, crafted beautiful baskets of all different sizes and for all different occasions. Lived in communities numbering up to 2,000 More than 100 languages flourished in California before European contact; most are gone today.
Great Basin From the Rockies to the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges. Largely consisting of desert. Water & food was hard to come by, too dry for farming- few animals to hunt. Gathered nuts and seeds. Tribes had to stay on the move, most natives had a routine route they traveled every year. Because they were always moving their dwellings were mostly temporary. California and Intermountain regions used shells as currency.
Plateau Eastern Oregon and Washington, southern Alberta and British Columbia, northern Idaho and western Montana. Hot summers and long cold winters. Pattern of life similar to Great Basin peoples but was enhanced by annual runs of salmon up the Columbia River. People lived in villages made of partly sunken circular dwellings in the cold months and camped in grass mat houses in the warm months