THIS IS A SIDE ABOUT THE NATIVE AMERICA
ABOUT HOW THEY LIVED AND LIVE NOW
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long time ago North America was very different from the way it is today.
There were no highways, cars, or cities. There were no schools, malls,
or restaurants. But even long, long ago, there were still communities.
A community is where a group of people work, live, and have fun
together. People made their own homes, food, and clothing from the
plants and animals they found around them. These first Americans
descended, or came, from cave men in Asia. These were the first people
to live in North America. That is why we call them Native Americans.
These people have lived in North America for thousands of years, and
there are still Indian communities today.
Many different Indian groups lived in North America. Each groups had its own language and customs.Several groups of Indians often shared the same culture.Indian groups that shared the same culture had the same way of finding food and building houses. They depended on the same natural resources and used them in the same way.
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Each culture area had their own type of home.
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The Pacific Northwest people lived along 2,000 miles of coastline from southern Alaska to northern California.
People who lived in the Pacific Northwest lived in cedar plank longhouses.
Chinook, Haida, Nootka and Tlingit TLINGITMAN
The Great Basin: Shoshone, Paiute and Mono.
The plateau area: Nez Perce, the Ute, and the Umatilla. NEZ PERCE WOMAN
NEZ PERCE MAN
The Hupa and the Shasta were tribes that lived in northern California. The Cumash and the Salina people lived along the coastline. The Maidu and the Miwok lived in the desertlike eastern area and the Pomo lived in the area just north of what is now San Francisco.
southwest region: The Pueblo, Hopi and Zuni were descended from the Anasazi culture of 1,700 years ago. The Navajo and Apache came down from the north later.
Rain was very
important to the people of the southwest. In their ceremonies, they
would perform rain dances in the hope that more rain would come.
The land of the Plains Native
Americans stretched from the the
Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, and from Canada to Texas.
Groups like the Lakota and Dakota
(Sioux), Pawnee and Arapaho lived in the northern and central part of the
region. Tribes like the Kiowa, Apache and Comanche lived in the southern
In the plains they became buffalo hunters.
In the plains they became buffalo hunters.
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Tools used for hunting, building and eating were made from antlers and bones. The meat from the animal provided food.
The Navajo and the Apache came into the
later.The Navajo are now the southwest's largest tribe.
The Navajo tribe in New Mexico and Arizona built hogans.They are known for their skill at weaving.
In 1830 the United States government passed the Indian Removal Act because the government wanted the land that the Native Americans lived on. President Andrew Jackson ordered the U.S. Army to force the people from their land in the Southeast and move them to Oklahoma.Most of the people walked the whole way through cold, heat and rain. More than 4000 people died and that is why it is called the Trail of Tears.
Note: Wounded Knee Creek, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation,
South Dakota December 29, 1890.
For the Plains Indians this was the last act of defiance ending in a massacre carried out by Colonel James Forsyth's Seventh Cavalry. There would be no more battles but this 100+ years old memory is still a wound in many hearts. Perhaps the most famous Indian-fighting general in the U.S. Army at the time, General Nelson A. Miles, accused Forsyth of "blind stupidity or criminal indifference" and relieved him of command. General Miles called this "a useless slaughter of Indian women and children". But the war department, determined to portray this final confrontation of the Indian wars in a heroic light, stopped any further investigation of the incident.
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There were many Chiefs; Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Red Cloud,
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For hundreds of generations, certain elements of Native American peoples' spiritualism have been, and continue to be, handed down. One of these elements was the hoop. Some Native Americans of North America held the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolized strength and unity.
A lot of symbols evolved around the hoop, and one of these was the Dreamcatcher.
Using a hoop of willow, traditionally, and decorating it with findings, bits and pieces of everyday life, it is believed to have the power to catch all of a person's dreams, filtering out the bad ones, letting only the good dreams pass through.May they also work for you........ more and how to make a dreamcatcher:
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