Regions Housing Essential Questions

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Northwest Coast
An area that is now Alaska along the Pacific Ocean, down to the coast of Northern California.

100

Eastern Woodlands
The longhouse can be found in this region....

100

Respecting all things in nature and leading a peaceful life that gave back to the Earth.
What did American Indians believe was most important in life?

200

Plains
An area from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from Canada to Mexico. This area is located in the central part of the country.

200

Southwest
The Pueblo can be found in this region....

200

Many answers! :)
Name a few differences between American Indian culture regions, traditions, or customs.

300

Eastern Woodlands
This is an area from Canada in the north to the Gulf of Mexico in the south. It runs from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Mississippi River in the west.

300

Northwest Coast
The igloo can be found in this region....

300

Based upon the region, answers will be different. Examples: Eastern Woodlands/Plains people hunted and occasionally farmed. They used wood or animal skins for housing. People of the Southwest used clay for housing and planted gardens for food. People of the Northwest Coast fished for a lot of food and used ice for their housing.
How did American Indians use the natural resources that were in the areas that they lived?

400

Southwest
This area covers the area which is now Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. This area also covers part of Texas and California.

400

Plains
The tee-pee is located in this region....

400

American Indians were peaceful people who relied on nature for all of their resources. They fished, hunted, and gathered. They lived in tribes all across North America. They performed traditional American Indian ceremonies.
What was American Indian life like BEFORE European contact?

500

Eastern Woodlands
The chickee can be found in this region....

500

Eastern Woodlands
The wigwam (also known as the wickiup) can be found in this region...

500

American Indians were forced to move west of the Mississippi River. Many of the natural resources were taken away from American Indians. There was a lot of violence between American Indians and Europeans because they were fighting over land and resources.
What was American Indian life like after European contact?

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