Daily Life: Daily Life Hunters & farmers Cut trees & burned the brush (farmland) Animals: clothing, thread, sewing needles Berries: dyes & medicines Fire (run animals or clear land to farm) Believed in afterlife Kinship: mother’s side of the family
Shelter: Shelter Along rivers & streams (food & transportation) Chief’s house built on mound Village surrounded by palisade (fence)
Tools and Weapons: Tools and Weapons Bow and arrow Simple hoe—from bone—digging Sharp points carved from rocks & animal bones Rocks, wood, & animal pelts: for tools to hunt, farm, build
Food and Agriculture: Food and Agriculture Farmed small hills Women responsible for crops Corn pole beans squash & pumpkins Tobacco (in rows on separate plots) Drank tea “black drink” Deer & small animals
Government: Government Decisions: Chief & group of advisors (council) Medicine man: important spiritually Male dominated (some female chiefs) Tribes divided by language
Consider This: Consider This Native Americans survived from their natural environment so why would SC be a great place for tribes to settle?