North Central Plains Geographical Characteristics Rolling prairies, few rivers, buttes, mesas, hardwood forests, Climate Hot short summer Cool to cold winters Economic Resources ranching, cotton, wheat Major Cities Fort Worth, Abilene, Wichita Falls
Coastal Plains Geographical Characteristics Plains, deserts, hills, Balcones Escarpment, good soil All rivers flow through this region (has the most rivers) Climate Mild, hot, damp, humid Economic Resources Cattle Industry Fruit and Vegetable Crops Tree farms Major Cities Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Brownsville
Gulf COAST Peoples (Nomadic Hunters and Gathers) Karankawa Nomads along the gulf coast Lived in the south east Used dugout canoes to fish and hunt small animals. Coalhuiltecans Nomads along the gulf coast South Texas Ate bugs and small animals Atakapans Nomads Hunted small animals Fished in dugout canoes Farming
South EASTERN Peoples ( COASTAL Plains) Caddoes Sedentary Food rich environment Built dome shaped huts Had their own governmental system led by a chief Women played an important role Most advanced culture of all Native Americans
Great Plains Geographical Characteristics Canyons, escarpment, plains, aquifers, plateaus, Palo Duro canyons Climate- Hot long summers, cold winters, dry air, dust storms Economic Resources Farming, ranching, oil and gas Major Cities Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa,
PLAINS Peoples (Nomads, fierce warriors) Comanche Nomads Used every part of the Buffalo Lived in tipis Domesticated animals before being introduced to horses Apaches Nomads Depended Made things out of buffalo hide Lived in farming communities (rancherias) along rivers and streams Kiowas Nomads Recorded their history on their tipis Depended on the buffalo for survival Made beautiful crafts Developed a calendar Most feared group along the plains
Mountains and Basins Physical Characteristics Mountain ranges, flat desert basins, rivers, Guadalupe Mountains, cacti, Pecos and Rio Grande river Climate –Driest part of the state hot days cool night. Economic Resources Ranching, farming, oil and gas Major Cities El Paso
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