Homes
Food and Clothing
Government and Cultural Practices
Settlement Type
General Information
100
This home, often made of poles and buffalo hide, was perfect while on a hunt because it was easy to move.
What is a teepee?
100
With rich resources from the Pacific Ocean, you might see these items served for dinner.
What are seals, sea otters, and/or whales?
100
Often given as a gift or used as an invitation for peace, the Iroquois polished seashells and hung them on strings or wove them into belts. This was known as ...
What is wampum?
100
Because the resources of the Eastern Woodlands were plentiful, these natives were able to have this type of settlement.
What is a permanent settlement?
100
In this cultural region, men were weavers of cloth and governed the tribe while women were weavers of baskets and owned all property.
What is the Southwest?
200
This home, built by the Iroquois, could measure up to 150 feet long and provide shelter for as many as twelve families.
What is a long house?
200
Several Native Americans farmed to provide food. Often these three items were on the menu.
What are corn, beans, and squash?
200
For this type of government in the Eastern Woodlands, women selected only men to serve on this committee.
What is the Great Council?
200
In search of buffalo for food and clothing, the natives of the Great Plains often did this.
What is migrated frequently?
200
This is what all Native Americans, no matter which region they lived, had in common.
What is worshipped/respected nature and used it to survive (food, homes, tools, etc)?
300
This home, which followed Anasazi housing customs, looked like today's apartment buildings. The homes were made of a mixture of mud and straw that was shaped into bricks and dried in the sun.
What is an adobe pueblo?
300
Great Plains Native Americans migrated to hunt this animal.
What is buffalo?
300
Known as master carvers, the Pacific Northwest natives carved these to represent a person's ancestors and to show wealth.
What are Totem Poles?
300
Living in the adobe peublo village, natives of the Southwest had this type of settlement.
What is a permanent settlement?
300
This animal changed the lives of the Native Americans. This animal made hunting and traveling easier, particularly for the Great Plains Native Americans.
What is the horse?
400
This home, made from the plentiful resources of this area's cedar trees often had proud displays of wood carvings outside the door of the home.
What is a plank house?
400
With very rich resources, the Eastern Woodlands provided their own food in these three ways.
What are hunting, fishing, and farming (growing crops)?
400
Because they lived in an arid region, the natives used these two items to help bring rain.
What are kachina dolls and the snake dance?
400
Living off of the rich resources of the Pacific Northwest, the natives had their basic needs met easily. Because of the many resources, they were able to have this type of settlement.
What is a permanent settlement?
400
These members of the Native American tribes acted as a healer or a doctor.
What is a shaman?
500
These large round huts were built over a deep hole. The walls of this home were made of earth, packed over a wood frame.
What is a lodge?
500
The Native Americans of the Southwest lived in permanent settlements. They mainly farmed for their food. To provide water to their crops they developed this system.
What is irrigation?
500
Tribes of the Northwest enjoyed this celebration, (lasting for many days), which included singing, dancing, feasting and gift giving.
What is a potlatch?
500
In the Great Plains, some natives did not hunt, they were farmers. The farmers, who lived in villages in the Great Plains, chose this type of settlement.
What is a permanent settlement?
500
Native Americans from these two regions lived in permanent homes because they had an abundance of natural resources that enabled them to survive rather easily.
What are the Eastern Woodlands and Pacific Northwest regions?
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