Regions
Housing
Essential Questions

100

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

100

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

100

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

200

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.
Plains

200

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

200

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

300

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.
Eastern Woodlands

300

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

300

How did American Indians use the natural resources that were in the areas that they lived?
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.

400

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

400

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

400

What was American Indian life like BEFORE European contact?
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.

500

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

500

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

500

What was American Indian life like after European contact?
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.