Compare And Contrast Columbus And Indians

743 Words 3 Pages
Prior to the arrival of Columbus to the United States the land was primarily occupied by the native tribes. Columbus labeled them as the Indians as a result of his settlement on America instead of India for which he set sail for. The United States harbored various cultures, beliefs, cuisines, languages, dwellings, clothing, and much more from the diversity of each tribe. Studying about the everyday lifestyle of these tribes was of particular interest to me as they pioneered utilitarian ways of surviving in harsh seasons of the United States. One of the most captivating tribes was the Apache tribe, acknowledged for their survival through relocation disruptions caused by the threats from contiguous tribes. The Apaches became famously known for their stealth attacks upon other tribes in hopes of attaining their food and livestock. They were one of the few tribes to …show more content…
The Apaches commonly lived in tipis and wickiups. Tipis were conical shaped houses constructed from wooden poles and a large tarp sewn out of animal hide to cover the wooden framework of the tipis. One interesting fact about these tipis was that they were portable, and the wooden poles and large animal hide used in constructing the tipis were used towards carrying the valuables during journeys. The wickiups on the other hand were built in shape of a dome, they were fairly short and squat. Similar to the tipis, the wickiup framework was made with wood. The covering of the framework varied between animal hide tarps and brush. Much to my surprise, the construction wickiups was more or less the responsibility of the Apache women. They were capable of building a wickiup in a matter of two hours given that the necessary materials such as wood and straws were readily available. The wickiups were not portable however, and for that reason whenever the Apache relocated they left behind these dome shaped

Related Documents