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The Woodland Indians. Where did they live???. They were moderate-climate regions roughly from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River and included the Great Lakes. From the Ohio River north into Canada is the Northern Woodland tribes

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Where did they live
Where did they live???

  • They were moderate-climate regions roughly from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River and included the Great Lakes.

  • From the Ohio River north into Canada is the Northern Woodland tribes

  • From the Ohio River south to the Gulf is the Southern Woodland tribes.

  • This huge area had lots of rainfall, numerous lakes and rivers, and great forests. There was lots of rich earth for planting crops.

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Ohio River north into Canada

Ohio River south to the Gulf

The woodland tribes
The Woodland tribes

  • Adena and Hopewell – the earliest tribes and were mound builders

  • Iroquois – warriors

  • Cherokee, Chocktaw, Chickasaw, Creek – Southeastern tribes

  • Seminole – Florida tribe

Everyday life men
Everyday Life - Men

  • The Woodland Indians were deer-hunters and farmers.

  • The men made bows and arrows, stone knives and war clubs. Bones were also used for tools.

  • They hunted and used all of the deer they hunted.

  • Fish was also a major part of their diet.

Everyday life women
Everyday Life - Women

  • The women grew beans, corn, pumpkin, squash and tobacco.

  • Women also harvested these crops and prepared the food.

  • They dried berries, corn, fish, meat and squash for the winter.

  • They also made the pots for cooking out of red or black clay.

  • They had one major ceremony to honor the rain gods every year for healthy crops.

Everyday life kids
Everyday Life - Kids

  • The Woodland tribes were the first to invent a game like lacrosse.

  • When a boy was 13 they went on a Vision Quest.

  • They had to spend 3-5 days out in the woods and analyze their dreams

  • They believed that a spirit would come to them and give them guidance about their future.

What did they live in
What did they live in???

  • The most popular house was a wigwam

  • It was either covered with bark, grasses or leaves.

  • They were set up in villages of 200-400 houses

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Where did they live?

  • The Northeastern tribes mostly lived in longhouses.

  • Several families would live in one house.

What about travel
What about travel???

  • The tribes lived near water for transportation purposes.

  • The northern tribes made birchbark canoes and the southeastern tribes dug out canoes from tree trunks.

  • On land, the natives traveled on foot and bore their cargo on their backs, having no pack animals.

  • Dogs were their sole domesticated animals.

Woodland fashion
Woodland Fashion

  • Numerous hours were required to make the popular deerskin summer apparel.

  • Furs from bears, rabbits and raccoons kept them warm in the winter.

  • Turkey feathers were a popular accessory since it is waterproof.

  • Face painting and the men's scalp lock (with shaven side hair) were typical.

  • Designs in the clothes were closely tied to nature

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  • War was very frequent between the Woodland tribes.

  • Finally an Iroquois Chief, Hiawatha, was tired of fighting and formed the Iroquois League of Nations.

  • This is where each tribe had a representative that would come and debate on war and tribal issues.

Mrs cristi cherokee
Mrs. Cristi - Cherokee

  • Bow and Arrow, pipe are Najavo

  • Steer head rattle and pipe are Cherokee

  • Statue – 3 important facts to the Woodland Indains. The turtle represents earth, pumpkin, corn and beans were staples in food, warrior to protect.

  • Eagle feathers were sacred, only the Eagle Dancer could touch them.

  • Corn came from the man’s rib and turned into woman.

  • Cherokee woman have say at meetings because they run the house.

  • Raven is seen as the trickster and “boogie-man”, he will steal souls when people die.