Chapter 2:. The Land and Its Early People. History. Written : began in Africa about 6000 years ago. Pre-history : before written records Hieroglyphics : early writing that used pictures and symbols Oral : stories or narratives passed down from older generations to younger generations.
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The Land and Its Early People
Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria
During the Ice Age, the sea level was much lower than today…forming a “Land Bridge” between Asia and North America.
4 Indian Cultures (Tribes)
Stallings Island Excavation Site
Broken Pottery with engravings
Temple Mound Period
Etowah Indian Mounds
Swimmer: Cherokee medicine man who related his “stories” to anthropologists into written history.
Power of night and day
Life and breath
Kind hearted and watched over this world
Rain and fertility
“Red man who lived in the sky vault in the East”
Voice of thunder
Long Man (Male):
Head rested in the hills and feet in the lowlands
Treated with honor to avoid spread of disease
Lived in the mountains
Cherokee legend: drove away attacking tribes
Short with long hair
Spirits that would cause illness and disease
Murdered spirits stay until avengedGods and Spirits
“Smarter than the average bear!”