North American Natives

North American information


around 800ad they arrived in the Mississippi valley. maize and beans had the population increase but they also grew many other to the large number of people they needed more land. the more land caused more cites with up to 10,000 people. the largest city was called Cahokia. a massive mound in the center of Cahokia measured approximately 100 feet tall with a base of more then 14 acres.there were 120 smaller mounds surrounding the massive mound.


around 300bc they arrived in Ohio valley. they built mounds and some were 40 feet high and 100 feet wide. since the built mounds they and the Adena were known as ''mound builders''. some artifacts show that they had an extensive trade network.


around 700bc they lived in the Ohio valley region. the Adena were farmers and they grew barley, gourds, squash, and sunflowers. some great things they had were fine pottery, copper, and jewelry.they also built burial mounds that were made of log structures and were covered with large chunks of earth.


they lived along walls of cliffs or large plazas and the buildings were multi storied, apartment like structures that were made of stone and adobe. to trap rain from the tops of mesa they built dams,ditches and canals. that was also used to channel water to the gardens on the canyon floor.more than 1000 people lived in a massive complex in the heart of civilization in the chaco canyon which was the pueblo bonito. they built roads for trading networks. on those roads craftsmen made and traded turquoise jewelry, woven baskets,and pottery. late groups such as hopi and zuni were heavily influenced by art and architecture. they probably left because of many droughts.