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The First Americans

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1.1 What does resourceful mean? Resourceful:Having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.
1.1 What did The Anasazi's make? Pottery, such as pitchers, made from clay and other materials.
1.1 What does the sentence "revise our conclusions" mean? The sentence "revise our conclusions" means to reconsider or alter their final say, or conclusion.
1.2 What does migrate mean? Migrate: To move from one place and establish a home in a new place. A move of a large number of people is called migration, and people who move are called migrants.
1.2 How was the "Beringia" formed? What was the "Beringia"? Beringia was formed about 30,000 years ago when the first Ice Age began. When water froze into glaciers, sea levels dropped below 200 ft exposing a bridge of land that spread between Asia and North America.
1.2 How did the climate change after the Ice Age ended affect the animals and American Indians of that environment? The climate change after the Ice Age caused the Beringia to melt away, this caused most of the animals such as Mammoths to die off from disease and being over hunted. This forced American Indians to become hunter-gathers.
1.3 What does adapting mean and what does it have to do with natural resources? Adapting means to change your way of living to fit into or survive in a new environment, such as using natural resources to hunt new animals and grow new crops. Ex. Streams, grasses, trees ext.
1.3 How did temporary shelters help the American Indians adapt to their new environments? Temporary shelters, such as Igloos, helped the American Indians keep from freezing do death when going hunting during the winter.
1.3 What are cultures and cultural regions? Cultures are people's way of life such as beliefs, customs, food, dwelling, and clothing and cultural regions are regions where people with the same culture live.
1.4 How did the American Indians few themselves? The American Indians saw themselves as part of the community of plants, animals, and other natural objects.
1.4 What were Nature's Spirits? Nature's Spirits were another part of the American Indians beliefs. They thought that all things of nature had a spirit.
1.4 What were the American Indians thoughts on land? The American Indians thought, unlike the Europeans, that they couldn't own private land. Although, they were deeply connected to their homeland and they would fight to protect it.
Created by: mcarrillo082