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American Indians II. Prezentace Power Point ANGLICKÝ JAZYK – 2. stupeň. Autor: Mgr . Marie Vlčková, Masarykova ZŠ Plzeň. Projekt "EU peníze školám", registrační číslo projektu: CZ.1.07/1.4.00/21.1740

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AmericanIndians II

Prezentace Power Point

ANGLICKÝ JAZYK – 2. stupeň

Autor: Mgr. Marie Vlčková, Masarykova ZŠ Plzeň

Projekt "EU peníze školám", registrační číslo projektu: CZ.1.07/1.4.00/21.1740

Tento projekt je spolufinancován Evropským sociálním fondem a státním rozpočtem České republiky

wild west

The American frontier comprises the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of American westward expansion that began with English colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the assimilation of the last mainland territories into states in the early 20th century.

Enormous popular attention in the media focuses on the western United States in the second half of the nineteenth century, a period sometimes called the Old West, or the Wild West. Thefrontier history tells the story of the creation and defense of communities, the use of the land, the development of markets, and the formation of states.

customs and traditions

Native Americans had many customs and traditions. They were passed from generation to generation.

Although the invasion of the white men destroyed many tribes and traditions, some old customs  remained.

Customs and Traditions

Dance played a very important role in Native American tribes. People  danced for many occasions and ceremonies.

many occasions and ceremonies. Weddings, were usually very festive.


Many tribes in many regions celebrated the harvest. (corn)

During these festivals the people painted their faces white to represent happiness.

Indian pottery is a very old art. Some remains of ancient pottery was found to be as old as 300 B.C. This was found in Arizona. Indian pottery was glazed in fire and covered with clay strips.


The Plains Indians believed in the Great Spirit. The Indians believed the Great Spirit had power over all things including animals, trees, stones, and clouds. The earth was believed to be the mother of all spirits. The sun had great power also because it gave the earth light and warmth

Native Americans made beautiful jewelry. Itwas also used for trading. They traded beads, shells, silver, turquoise and amber. For beadwork, they carved shells, stones, copper,  and wood.  They beaded pieces of leather, their clothing and decorations.


Native Americans were great storytellers. They had many legendsandwere passed from one generation to another. These legends help save the culture and traditions of many tribes. Some legends tellabout heroes.

Native Americans knew a lot about healing and natural medicine. The medicine included herbs, but also spirits! Native Americans believed that people should live in harmony with the nature and you heal by returning people to that harmony. Most of the tribes had special "medicine" men and women who did the healing. Sometimes they are called shamans.

today s indian reservations

In the U.S. Indian reservations controlled by Indian tribes under the auspices of the Office of Indian Affairs Ministry of Interior USA

In the U.S. there are approximately 310 Indian reservations, which means that not every one of nearly 550 strains have theirown reservation

today's Indian reservations

invented the game of lacrosse


originalterritory: North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

today´ssmallerterritory in: North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma


The Navajo (Navajo: Diné or Naabeehó) of the Southwestern United States are the largest federally recognized tribe of the United States of America with 300,048 enrolled tribal members.

famous personalities of indian origin
famous personalities of Indian origin

Valerie Red-Horse

– anAmericanactor,

a film director

Adam Beach

– anAmericanactor



– anAmericanactor

Graham Greene

– anAmericanactor



– anAmericanactress


– anAmericanactress

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