First Americans/Mound Builders
10.16.19

First Americans

Geography  

 

·  They came to the Americas in the Last Ice Age

·  1/3 of the Earth was covered in ice

· Rivers started to form because the ice was starting to melt

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Mound Builders

•·   Had lots of earth mound to work with.

•·   Rivers


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Government and Culture

First Americans

•·    They had an Egalitarian meaning most of the adults took part in decisions

•·   A male hunter lead the group

•·   Practiced the Sun dance

•·   Men wore decorative hats with feathers

Mound Builders

•·    They had an Egalitarian meaning most of the adults took part in decisions

•·   A male hunter lead the group

•·   Practiced the Sun dance

•·   Men wore decorative hats with feathers


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Settlement

First Americans

•·   North America

•·   Central America

•·   South America


Mound Builders

•· Illinois

•· Ohio

•· Southern Canada

•· Florida

•· Wisconsin


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Shelter

First Americans

•·   Cone-Shaped houses

•·   Dome-shaped houses

•·   Rectangular-shaped houses

•·   Wigwam houses


Mound Builders

•·   They lived during 900- 1300 C.E.

•·    They used caves for rain, cold, wind, a place to hide, and a protection from animals and enemies.


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Tools, Art, Trade, and Products

First Americans

•·   Fish, corn, and crops

•·   Sculptures, Plates

•·   Fur

•·   Beads

Mound Builder

•·   Shells

•·   Leather

•·   Feather


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Religion

First Americans

•·   Creation Myths

•·   Legends

•·   Immortal Life After Death

Mound Builders

•·   Creation Myths

•·   Legends

•·   Immortal Life After Death


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Food

First Americans

•·   Fish, Buffalo, Deer, Rabbits, Cat tails, Berries, Fruits, Corn, Flatbread

Mound Builders

•·   Fish, Buffalo, Deer, Rabbits, Cat tails, Berries, Fruits, Corn, Flatbread