Anasazi And Algonquois Similarities

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The Anasazi, Algonquian, and Iroquois North America once had somewhere between 140 and 160 different Native American tribes (American History). In the year 2000, 4.1 million Americans identified as Native American or Alaskan Native (Indian Nations). Native American culture has huge influence on society today. Examining the culture of Native Americans can be beneficial in understanding modern day life, such as politics, farming, and hunting, however, there are also many differences between Native American life and modern day life. Three large, and vastly different, Native tribes are the Anasazi, Iroquois, and Algonquian. The Anasazi lived in the Southwest region of the United States. They lived in marvelous cave dwellings that can still be viewed today. They never left their dwellings except to hunt and farm. They built “kivas,” or pits, they used for religious ceremonies. They even gathered their water from the rocks within the caves. It is theorized that the Anasazi left the area because of either attack or lack of resources (American History). The Anasazi were very crafty people who were able to survive in the …show more content…

They were skilled hunters and fishers who invented many tools including; the bow and arrow, spear, and canoes. Like the Iroquois the Algonquian allowed the women to do work such as farming. The Europeans in turn, assumed the Algonquian men were savages and their women were enslaved or suppressed. The largest issue between the Europeans and Natives were the battle over land. Europeans believed land could be sold, traded, or taken. Native Americans believed land was like the air, it could not be sold because it belonged to everyone (American History). The Algonquian were taken advantage of by the Europeans early on. The Europeans would present the Algonquians with a deed for their land; the Natives thought it was a friendly gesture to share land, not a death sentence (Native

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