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By: Jaclyn Barsa. LONG BEFORE the white man set foot on American soil, the American Indians, or rather the Native Americans, had been living in America.

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LONG BEFORE the white man set foot on American soil, the American Indians,

or rather the Native Americans, had been living in America.

It is believed that the first Native Americans arrived during the last ice-age, approximately 20,000 - 30,000 years ago through a land-bridge across the Bering Sound, from northeastern Siberia into Alaska.


2 MAIN language groups: American Indians,

  • Algonquin

  • Iroquois


Algonquin Tribe American Indians,

Al-GON-kin

They inhabited most of the Canadian region south of Hudson Bay between the Rockies and the Atlantic Ocean.


They were designed so they can be moved easily. American Indians,

Usually women worked together to build the wigwams.

Homes

For most of the year they lived in settled villages of

birchbark houses, called waginogans or wigwams.


Algonquin baby doll American Indians,

Dolls

Dolls were usually made of perishable materials like

cornhusk, palmetto fiber, or bundled pine needles.

Algonquin male doll


Iroquois Indians American Indians,

"eer-uh-kwoy"

Iroquois means"rattlesnakes." 

They call themselvesHaudenosauneewhich means "people building a long house."


Iroquois Tribe American Indians,

“Five Civilized Tribe”

  • Mohawk 4. Oneida

  • Seneca 5. Onondaga

  • Cayuga


Homes American Indians,

  • Hold a family of 30 – 60 people

  • Could be 25 to 150 feet long

Longhouses


DOLLS American Indians,

Dolls were usually made of perishable materials like

cornhusk, palmetto fiber, or bundled pine needles


http://www.nativetech.org/games/index.php American Indians,

Native American Games and Toys


Bibliography American Indians,

Native Americans – American Indians – The First People of America; History of Native American Tribes, retrieved from http://www.nativeamericans.com/ on July 3, 2007.

Learn About Native Americans, retrieved from

http://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/Curriculum%20Info/NativeAmericans/index.html

on July 3, 2007,

Algonquin Indian Fact Sheet, retrieved from http://www.geocities.com/bigorrin/algonquin_kids.htm on July 3, 2007.

The Algonquin Indians, retrieved from http://www.kateritekakwitha.org/ancestry/algonquin/algonquin.htm on July 3, 2007.


Bibliography American Indians,

Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Indian Fact Sheet, retrieved from http://www.geocities.com/bigorrin/iroquois_kids.htm on July 5, 2007.

NativeTech: Native American Technology and Art, retrieved from http://www.nativetech.org/games/index.php on July 5, 2007.

Picture from slide 7, retrieved from http://www.indians.org/ on July 3, 2007.


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