Pre-Colonial America (Maili Koorep)

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Pre-Colonial Period :

Pre-Colonial Period Maili Koorep 11E

The first inhabitants:

The first inhabitants 30 000 years ago during the last Ice Age

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Paleoamericans/Paleo Indians spread throughout the Americas, diversifying into many hundreds of culturally distinct nations and tribes The North American climate finally stabilized about 10 000 years ago W ide spread migration , cultivation of crops and a dramatic rise in population By 1492 about 1/5 of world´s population lived in Americas I s olated from the rest of the world

North America's ten indigenous culture areas:

North America's ten indigenous culture areas

Kachina doll:

Kachina doll

Native Americans:

Native Americans Cherokee Sioux Seminole Hopi Mohawk Osage Creek Crow

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Tepees- tent-like American Indian houses The most important Native American food crop was Indian corn Hair held great symbolic importance for men . Richly detailed clothes T raded with other tribes F ought wars with other tribes The earth does not belong to man. Man belongs to the eart h B elief in a great spirit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm0uR81AZhA&feature=related

Native Americans today:

Native Americans today About 2 million Native Americans in the United States and 1 million in Canada A bout half a million speakers of indigenous languages in Canada and the US, and 25 million speakers in Central and South America A bout 150 Native American languages in Canada and the United States, and another 600-700 languages in Central and South America. Most still live in North America. Some Indians live in cities and towns with Americans and Canadians of other races, while others live on reservations or reserve s.

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