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an area of land currently under water between alaska and asia that early Ameicans walked across to the American content
includes everything that surrounds us: land, water, animals, vegetation, and minerals
Natural Resources
Resources found in nature or food, clothing, and shelter.
A peoples way of life including beleifs,customs, food, dwellings, and clothing
Cultural Regions
an area in which a simialar people share a simialar culture or language.
A Mountain Chain of Western South America
The Capital city of the Incan Empire, located in the present-day Peru.
an official count of people in a certain place at a certain time
How do we define race?
a group of knotted strings use by the incans to record information
steplike ledges cut into the mountains to make land suitable for farming
people of a South American Empire during the 1400s and 1500s
A People who lived in the Valley of Mexico
Tenochtitlan (Teh nawch te tlahn)
a caital city of the a
Aztecs built on a swamp
a people who established a great civilization in Middle America
Slash-and-Burn Algriculture
A farming techniqe in which trees are cut down and burned to clear and fertiize thee ground
the signs and symbols that made up a Mayan writing system
Pacific Northwest Environment
(hint: 5 answers)
-Cultural Region extended from Southern Oregon to Canada
-Included Cascade Mountains
-on Pacific Coast
-Heavy rainfall and many storms
-Cool summers and mild winters
Pacific Northest Cultural Traits
(hint: 4 answers)
-Lived in villages on the coast
-Hunted and gathered
-Artisans: building and carving
-totem poles
Pacific Northwest Food
(hint: 3 answers)
-Shellfish, seals, salmon, whales
-gathered other plants
Pacific Northwest Shelter
(hint: 2 answers)
-houses of bark
-large houses in villages
California Environment
(hint: 2 answers)
-different environments: Coastal foot hills, the coast, inland valley, desert, Western side of Siera Nevada mountan range
-warm, rainy winters, mild summers
California Cultural Traits
(hint: 3 answers)
-wove cooking baskets, sifters, fish traps, storage baskets, decorated baskets with clam shells and feathes
-hunted, fished, and, gathered
-used bows and arrows
California Food
(hint: 3 answers)
-ate wild plants, fish, and a balance of animals in some areas
-gathered berries
-salmon, shellfish, deer
California Shelter
(hint: 2 answers)
-simple homes made of bark: they would strip the bark using antlers
-In marshy areas they would use reeds draped over a framework of poles
Southwest Environment
(hint: 3 answers)
-dry, hot, not a lot of rain
-Canyons, low grass
-near the Rio Grande and Colorado Rivers
Southwest Cultural Traits
(hint: 4 answers)
-Nomadic desert hunters along Colorado River
-small groups hunted gathered and farmed they made clothes out of cotton to protect their skin
-sang songs celebrating the environment
Southwest Food
(hint: 6 answers)
-Corn: they grounded corn into cornmeal they made it into bread
-People on the mesas planted squash, beans, and corn
-farmers planted near naturally flooded areas
-ate snakes, lizards, and small rodents
-drank water from cactus
-planted in rainy areas
-grew corn, beans, and squash
Southwest Shelter
(hint: 3 answers)
made thick walled houses that protected them from summer heat an winter cold.
-made adobe houses out of clay
-there towns (pueblos) looked like apartment buildings.