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Myths
Native Americans, like those anywhere, told myths. Their myths of creation varied from tribe to tribe. Example: Habitation in the sky from which humans and animals had come,
Event of the union of the Sky Father and Earth Mother
Pueblo People
Kiva was a place of worship to them. It was a stone pit in which a deeper opening symbolized Sipapu (a place of mystery in the north where people entered the world from underground.)
Origin of Native Americans
*Many believe that they came from Asia, Africa, or Europe.
*the most likely is that they entered the New World from Siberia to Aslaska by Beringia (the land bridge) or by island hopping across the Bering Strait. Beringia was there thanks to the receded water of the Ice Ages
*time when crossed: 18,000-16,000 years ago
Proof
*Ecuadorian pottery from 3000-2000 B.C. resembles the Japanese pottery of that time
*The sweet potato was an American plant but also grew in Polynesia before modern times
Beringia
*How the Native Americans, deer, and elephant got to the New World
*How the horse and camel crossed to the old world
Isolation
*The ice sheets melted and the sea rose
*the only people to come were the vikings on Greenland and Newfoundland (top N.A.)
Columbus
*he was the next to come about the New World in 1492
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Records, Places & Tools of the time
*pictographs: mainly Aztec and Mayan
*stone tools & weapons, bones, pottery, figurines, ancient dwellings, burial places, , textile scraps, basketry, and oral tradition
*all of this is why we know what we do about the past here