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What does the land bridge theory suggest?
Hunting groups traveled to North America across Beringia
What had to happen before the giant animals became extinct, nomadic people began to settle and ancient peoples started planting crops?
The Ice Age ended; climate warmed and glaciers melted
What did the Olmecs and the Mayans have in common?
Both were divided into social classes
Which early civilization lived in houses called pueblos?
Anasazi
What did the dry, desert environment force the Southwest Indians to do?
Adapt their way of life; plant crops and store surplus food
Who were the best-known traders among the Northwest Coast Indians?
Chinooks
What did the Makahs do for food?
Built dugouts and hunted whales
Why was every part of the buffalo used by the Plains Indians?
The buffalo was their most important resource
What is a tepee?
A tent made of wood poles covered with buffalo skin
What did the Algonquian and the Iroquois have in common?
Both from the Eastern Woodlands
Which vocabulary word means planting seeds and growing crops for food?
Agriculture
Which vocabulary word means festivals held by Northwest Coast Indians to show their wealth?
Potlatches
Which vocabulary word tells about the beginning of Native Americans?
Origin stories
Which vocabulary word means grassy earth held together by roots and used to cover lodges?
Sod
Which vocabulary word means storage of extra food to survive times of drought?
Surplus
What is the difference between B.C. and A.D.?
B.C. 40,000-------0
A.D. 0----------2007
What are two types of timelines?
Horizontal and vertical
How many years are in a millennium?
1,000 years