North American Natives

By Sabiya Gambrell

Anasazi( ancestors of Pueblo) 500-1200bc

The Anasazi had constructed dams, a lot of ditches, and also canals to trap rain from tops of Mesa and channel to the garden on canyon floor. They had also made houses of adobe and stone, they were multi- storied, apartment-like structures- lived along wall of cliffs or large places. There heart civilization in Chaco Canyon was Pueblo Bonito where there was a massive complex of more than 1000 people that is a lot. From Pueblo Bonito they had built roads for trading networks and craftsmen made turquoise jewelry, woven baskets, (black on white) pottery. Heavily influenced people of art and architecture of late groups such as Hopi and Zuni that are the largest Pueblo groups today. They left perhaps from many droughts.

Adena( collectively know as the Eastern Woodlands peoples)

The Adena had lived in Ohio valley region around 700bc. They grew squash, sunflowers, gounds, and also barley. They produces exquisite cooper jewelry and fine pottery. They also elaborate burial mounds made up of logs structures covered by piles of earth.
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Hopewell ( also collectively know as the Eastern Woodlands people's)

They lived in Ohio valley around 300bc and they built mounds some were almost 40 feet high and 100 feet wide. Artifacts told that they found suggest extensive TRADE network. Both Adena and Hopewell both referred to as "Mound Buliders."


The Mississippians arrived in Mississippi valley in the 800Bc. They had plants that was used for food and when added to maize and beans had increased in population and it also increased in population caused by needed for more land. More land resulted in numerous cities with up to 10,000 people also the largest was Cahokia ( located near he present day East St. Louis). In the center of Cahokia's was a massive mound aprox. 100 feet high base of more than 14 acres( larger than Great pyramid in Egypt. It was surrounding this massive mound were 120 smaller mounds. ** All these Mississippi civilizations collapsed by the beginning o 1300s AD- but to all influenced other eastern woodlands people through heir agricultural practices of large sides Faming with beans and corn and the Mound Building**
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