Natives in North America

Info on natives in north america by autumn floyd

Anasazi

Anasazi were ancestors from Pueblo from 500 to 1200 AD. Anasazi tribes constructed dams, ditches, and canals to trap rain. They had houses that were made of adobe and stone, were multi-stored, and they had apartment like structures. The heart of civilization in Chaco Canyon was Pueblo Bonito. Pueblo Bonito held over 1000 people and had built roads for trading networks! WOW! Craftsmen there made turquoise jewelry, woven baskets, and pottery. The Anasazi tribes heavily influenced art and architecture of late groups such as Hopi or Zuni. The Anasazi left because of droughts.

More Tribes

Adena

Adena tribes are also known as the Eastern Woodlands peoples. They lived in Ohio valley region about 700 BC. They grew barley, gourds, squash, and sunflowers. The Adena produced copper jewelry and pottery. The Eastern Woodlands peoples went over board on burial mounds. The burial mounds were made up of log structures.

Hopewell

The Adena and Hopewell tribes were both called "Mound Builders" because the Hopewell people built huge mounds! They had an extensive trade network. The Hopewell tribes came to Ohio valley in 300 BC.

Mississippians

Mississippians were from __________________________.... You guessed it! They were from Mississippi! They arrived there at around 800 AD. They had plants that were used for food. Maize and beans -----> Increase in population ----->more need for land--->numerous cities!! Cahokia was the largest city and had a large, huge mound in the center of it. The mound was bigger than the Great Pyramid!!! WOW! Around that mound in Cahokia, there were 120 more smaller mounds.
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