Presentation on theme: "North American Indians By Davey O Connor. Why where they called Indians? They were called Indians because when Europeans discovered America they thought."— Presentation transcript:
Why where they called Indians? They were called Indians because when Europeans discovered America they thought they had discovered a new route to India.
What where the different tribes? Pawnee, Sioux, Kansa, Blackfoot, Comanche, Mandan, Cheyenne, Mohican, Cherokee, Huron, Delaware were just some of the tribes.
Famous Indian Chiefs There were many famous Indian chiefs, here are just a few: Geronimo- Apache Crazy horse – Lakota Black hoof- Shawnee Cochise – Apache Red jacket – Seneca Sitting bull –Lakota Standing bear – Ponca American horse - Sioux
What type food did they eat? They ate buffalo and they used every part of the animal. They made clothes and tent and blankets from the skin of the buffalo, and they used the bones to make needles and weapons. They were also farmers and planet crops for there own food. Hey also gathered wild berries ant other plants.
Where they live There were to types of tribes: One type lived in tents called tepees, these were know as hunting tribes and they always moved from place to place. The other type lived in villages. Their houses were made from wood and earth. Up to 40 people could live in one hut.
What weapons they use Tomahawk Bow arrow Knife Spear Culbs Shields Guns
What type Clothes they wear They wore cloaks leggings, coats and moccasins These were mainly made of animal hide.
Indian festivals The Indians held dances in honor of the great spirits and gods. Some the gods were sun god the moon god and gods of thunder and lighting The also built totem poles to remember the dead.
Games and Pastimes Pastimes: the Indians have many pastimes the women made belts dresses and sewed. The men carved pipes and told stories Games: the most famous Indian game is lacrosse.
Indians Today Today most Indians live on reservations. These are special areas where they the Indians live. They go to school here and learn about Indian history customs and traditions. But life on reservations can be hard as they are separated from the rest of society quite a lot.
Conflict The reason that the Indians live on these reservations is because the lost the war with the European Settler. When the settlers first arrived they trade with the Indians, but as more and more settlers arrived the wanted more and more land and took it from the Native American Indians. The Indians were annoyed and upset by this and they began to fight back, and a war started. The Indians won a famous battle called the battle of Little Bighorn.
Little Big Horn The Indians won a famous battle called the battle of Little Bighorn. At this battle General Custer was defeated by Chief Crazy Horse. But they eventually lost the war and were forced onto reservations where many of them died.