Vocabulary Nomad technology extinct agriculture tribe Civilization class slavery pueblo Ancient Indians moved slowly throughout the Americas Indians settled in different regions and developed different ways of life Hunters and Gatherers
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Lesson 2 Ancient Indians
extinct agriculture tribe
Civilization class slavery pueblo
Ancient Indians moved slowly throughout the Americas
Indians settled in different regions and developed different ways of life
After the ice the Indians hunted mastodons and mammoths
Ancient Indians spent their days tracking and hunting animals and gathering fruits and nuts
Ancient Indians were nomads who built shelters in caves or made tents out of animal skins
They made spears from sharpened stones and wooden poles
They invented new weapons to hunt animals
– spears created using a process called flaking.
Time of Change
As the climate of North America changed large animals became extinct.
People started hunting fish and deer or rabbits
Bow and arrows were developed to hunt the smaller animals
People started to learn where and when the best time to get different plants soon they planted seeds and grew their own food
Indians in Mexico were the first to develop agriculture in North America, they grew 12 different kinds of corn
Farming changed how the Indians lived and they formed tribes each with different cultures.
The most ancient American civilizations were the Omecs, the Maya, the mound , and the builders Anasazi
100B.C. – A.D. 1300
Southwestern United States
Lived in groups of houses next to or on top of eachother
Spanish explores called them pueblos
Most were built on top of mesas( high, flat-topped hills)
By A.D. 1400 there were hundreds of different tribes of native Americans all throughout North America
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