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Native American Group or Tribe

Early Populations

Habitat

Homes

Dress Food Customs Tools/
Weapons
Art Famous Native Americans
Cherokee (22,000) Southeast

domed houses

deerskin, rabbit fur decorated with porcupine quills farmers

hunters

fishermen

One of Five Civilized Tribes

festivals to celebrate planting and harvesting corn

lacrosse

canoes

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tomahawk

basketry

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clay pottery

Sequoyah (1770?-1843) Cherokee
Algonquian and Great Lake Tribes such as  Ojibway (35,000), Delaware (8,000), Powhatan (9,000) Massachuset (13,600), and Cree (17,000) Northeast wigwam.gif (1038 bytes)wigwams wore little clothing except in winter - made from animal skins bear.gif (1083 bytes)
hunters

gatherers

trappers

planters

pow wows

snowsnake

Birchbark baskets and canoes

traps

 

 

 

birchbark boxes

wampum

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dream catchers

Pocahontas (1585?-1622) Powhatan

Pontiac (1720?-1769) Ottawa

Tecumseh (1765?-1813) Shawnee

Black Hawk (1767-1838) Sauk

Squanto (1585?-1622) Patuxet

Iroquois Tribes such as Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora (Total 5,000) Northeast

long house

mostly buckskin (skin of deer) hunters planters gatherers traders

Three Sisters (corn, squash, & beans)

formed Confederacy

many festivals

canoes

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snowshoes

False Face  Society wooden masks
Seminoles(A division of the Creek - Creek Population  12,000) Southeast chickee clothing made from plant fibers planters

hunters

part of Creek Confederacy

hold tribal ceremonies

dugout canoes bead necklaces Osceola (1804?-1838) Seminole
Navajo (8,000) Southwest hogan rabbit.gif (1128 bytes)
rabbit skin

yucca plants

raiders

gatherers

hunters

Four sacred mountains home of many gods who rule their universe

Sandpainting

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weaving

silver smithing

Apache (7,000) Southwest wickiup in early years deerskin, later Mexican style cotton clothing bow.gif (990 bytes)
hunters

gatherers

believed everything in nature had special powers basketry geronimo.gif (561 bytes)
Geronimo (1829-1909) Apache
Pueblo such as Zuni (2,500), Hopi (2,800), and Rio Grande Pueblo (28,500) Southwest

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pueblo

woven cotton and wool

some buckskin

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desert farmers

hunters

Kiva (special room for ceremonies)
one of the most complex native religions

Kachina

grinding stone Kachina dolls

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pottery

Northwest Coastal Indians such as the Tlingit (10,000), Chicook (22,000), and Makah Pacific Northwest Coast plank houses wore little clothing - woven capes/skirts cone-shaped hats made from cedar fish.gif (1055 bytes)
fishermen

hunters

gatherers

Potlatch (parties)

slavery

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seafaring canoes
wooden boxes

wooden ceremonial masks

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totem poles

Plains such as Sauk & Fox (6,500), Cheyenne(3,500), Arapaho (3,000), Sioux (10,000), Blackfeet (15,000), Comanche (7,000), and Pawnee (10,000) Plains area in the center of North America

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teepee (tipi)

buffalo skins

headdress.gif (465 bytes)feather headdresses

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hunters
Sun Dance (most important ceremony)

Great Spirit

Vision Quest

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travois (type of sledge)

parfleche (traveling container)

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peace pipes

leather hides

Sitting Bull (1834?-1890) Dakota

Sacagawea (1787?-1812?) Shoshone

Crazy Horse (1844?-1877) Sioux

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Chief Joseph (1840?-1904) Nez Perce

Inuit (89,000) North

tents made from skins

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igloos

skin, wood, mud or sod homes

summer - sealskin

winter - caribou skin

relied on sea 

fishermen

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hunters

Tunghak - god which controlled all animals umiaks (open boat made of wooden frame covered with skins)

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kayaks

harpoons

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dog sleds

ivory carvings
California and Intermountain Seed Gathers such as the Pomo (8,000) West bark, grass, or tule huts little or no clothing - clothes made from bark, grass, tule or occasionally deerskin

winter fur or fiber blankets

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acorns

hunters

gatherers

sweat lodge tule boats basket.gif (1094 bytes)
accomplished basket weavers

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