First Americans. Always click on the bow and arrow to get to the next slide. The people who were the first to live in America are called First Americans. They are also called Native Americans or American Indians.
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They are also called Native Americans or American Indians.
These are examples of natural resources:
Trees and plants
Land and water
Can you be as wise as a First American?
Test your thinking skills.
To become a wise chief, you must earn 3 feathers.
Answer each question carefully and correctly.
Are you ready?
What would they use to build their houses?
Their houses were made of wood and tree bark.
What is the name of this kind of house?
As many as six families lived in a long house. It could be 200 feet long!
The Eastern Woodland Indians were very good fishermen.
Someone who captures animals for food is called a
They hunted many animals, including bear, deer and rabbits.
Someone who grows vegetables is called a
The Eastern Woodland Indians grew many vegetables, especially the “3 Sisters”—
corn, beans, and squash
paddled canoes and drove cars
paddled canoes and walked
They made canoes from tree trunks.
Eastern Woodland Indians correctly!
You have earned your first feather!
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The buffalo, also called bison, has a very large head. It eats grass and drinks water. An adult buffalo can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds!
Women usually put up the teepee. It was made with buffalo hides and decorated with paint.
ride a horse
paddle a canoe
The Plains Indians were very good horsemen. They killed only enough buffalo that they needed for food. They did not waste any part of the animal.
The more feathers a warriors wore, the greater a warrior he was. Sometimes, a great warrior was given a buffalo helmet to wear, also.
The Plains Indians carried their belongings on a travois (say “trah-voy”). It was made of 2 teepee poles attached to the harness of a horse or dog.
It looked like this.
Plains Indians correctly!
You have earned your second feather! You are on your way to becoming a wise chief.
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Mud and straw
This mixture of mud and straw is called adobe. The Indians made the walls of their homes very thick. This would keep the houses cool.
The ladders could easily be pulled up and stored inside each room.
Irrigate means to
Scratch with a shovel
Bring water to crops
The Southwest Indians made trenches that brought water from rivers and streams for their crops.
Did you know that there are more than 500 ways to use corn?
Weaving clothing and rugs
They dyed the wool using berries and plants.
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