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The land bridge theory suggests -
hunting groups traveled to North America across Beringia.
Which happened first?
giant animals starved and died out - nomadic people began to settle - Ice Age ended, climate warmed - more advanced civilizations developed
The Ice Age ended and the climate warmed, causing the glaciers to melt.
The Olmec and Mayan civilizations -
were both divided into social classes.
Which early American civilization lived in groups of homes called pueblos?
the Anasazi
The dry desert environment required the Southwest Indians -
to adapt their entire way of life to it, planting crops such as corn and storing the surplus.
Chapter 2
The Earliest Americans
Who built dugouts to hunt whales?
the Makahs
Why did the Plains Indians use every part of the buffalo they hunted?
They relied upon the buffalo as one of their most important resources.
What is a teepee?
A cone-shaped tent made of wooden poles covered with buffalo skins.
What did the Algonquians and the Iroquois have in common?
They were both from the Eastern Woodlands area.
A(n) _____ tells about the beginnings of Native American people.
origin story
Ancient Indians gradually began to plant seeds and grow food crops, beginning the practice of _____.
A food _____ meant survival for thr Pueblo people during times of drought.
The Chinooks and other Northwest Coast Indians showed their wealth by holding _____.
_____ is grassy earth held together by roots, cut into blocks or mats, and used to cover lodges.