The Secrets of the Eastern Woodlands The Eastern Woodland Indians lived in a lifestyle that was greatly affected by their area of living. The food they ate, the clothes they wore, and the kind of homes they lived in were all a result of where they lived. The environment that the Eastern Woodland Indians lived in was filled with trees, animals, plants, rivers, lakes, and wildlife. Some of the tribes that lived in the Eastern Woodlands area were the Mohicans, Iroquois, Powhatan, Mohawks . The Geography played a critical role in the lifestyle of the area's First Peoples.
This caused the Indian removal act to be enforced because the settlers though that their land was their land to take. They did not care about the people who lived in this land before them because now they had found it for themselves with the help of God. The image above shows one reason why the Indian removal act was enforced because of the trees
The Pre-Columbian tribes of America People in America celebrate Columbus Day, a holiday which celebrates how Christopher Columbus discovered America, but before him there were a whole lot of people that already was already there. Those people were pre-Columbians, people who were in the Americas before Columbus. The three regions of eight in which some Native Americans lived were Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, and the Southeast. They lived and survived in those places dealing with the climate and using whatever resources there are to survive. Some these tribes were the tribes were the Shoshone, Yuroks, and Cherokees.
The Northwest Coast Indians are believed to have begun living on the west coast area of what we now know as Alaska, Washington State, Oregon, California, and British Columbia, Canada over 10,000 years ago. The Bella Coola, Haida, Nootka, and Tlingit are just a few of the tribes that make up the Northwest Coast Indians who were known as the richest Native American’s due to the large quantity of natural resources that were available to them in this region.
The Archaic Indians were the Indians that roamed the United States after the Ice Age. Archaic culture, any of the ancient cultures of North and South America that developed by Paleo- Indian traditions and led to the adoption and agriculture. Archaic cultures are defined by a group of common characteristics rather than a particular time period or location; Mesoamerica, Archaic cultures that existed from approximately 8,000-2,000BC. The primary characteristic of Archaic cultures is a change in substance and lifestyle; their paleo-indians pressures more highly nomadic, specialized hunters and gatherers who relied on few species of wild plants and game, but Archaic peoples lived in larger groups, were sedentary for part of the year, and partook
The name "Seminole" came about from the tribe's original name of yat'siminoli meaning "free people". That was the name the Seminoles had referred to themselves as because of their refusal to be conquered and converted by the "white man". The Seminole Tribe has long had a unique history with both the land of the Southeastern United States, and with the government of the United States. Their relationship with the land has been drastically altered as the result of three Seminole wars which displaced and relocated the Seminole tribe. As a result of the persecution by President Andrew Jackson, members from a variety of tribes in the Southeast United States began migrating into Spanish Florida to seek refuge. All who migrated into Spanish Florida
Around the 1800s, the United Stated government was trying to figure out a way to remove the Indian tribes such as the Seminole, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Choctaw from the southeast. Many American settlers wanted to remove the Indians there because they sawDuring President Jackson 's term of office, he signed the Indian Removal Act on May 28, 1830. This Indian Removal Act, President Jackson let to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. There were tribes that left their lands peacefully; however, many other Indian people refused to relocate. In the fall and winter of 1838 and 1839, one of the tribes known as Cherokees were forcibly moved west by the government.
(pg. 53 ) This was a direct example of how the Indians had a large effect on the control of prey in the environment. Other environmentalists observe how the Indians would use fire to control the brush and influence the grow of crops. These controlled burnings went on for hundreds of years and enabled the environment to grow and flourish under the watch and control of the
Ever since the first settlers landed in the region, the area of Crofton allowed for easy travel and provided abundant resources to the community. Beginning in the 1660’s the first settlers found themselves in a “great forest unlike anything seen in the British Isles” with “abundant wildlife, such as wolves, bobcats, deer, elk, bear, beaver, mink, squirrels, raccoons, a large variety of birds and fish and other sea life” (“History of Crofton”). This demonstrates how the land provided advantages and usefulness for the original settlers, and had characteristics and resources unique to the region, as the settlers had not seen anything like it. With these abundant resources, the settlers were able to survive and use them to their advantage.
“1491” Questions 1. Two scholars, Erikson and William Balée believe that almost all aspects of Native American life have been perceived wrong. Although some refuse to believe this, it has been proven to be the truth. Throughout Charles C. Mann’s article from The Atlantic, “1491”, he discusses three main points: how many things that are viewed as facts about the natives are actually not true, the dispute between the high and low counters, and the importance of the role disease played in the history of the Americas. When the term “Native American” is heard, the average person tends to often relate that to a savage hunter who tries to minimize their impact on their surrounding environment.
“Seminole Indians” The Seminole Indians were a “Native American tribe of Central Florida” (Swygart 1). The term “Seminole” means runaway or pioneer. This was because the first Seminoles were originally members of the Creek tribe that migrated south: “Seminole History begins with bands of Creek indians from Georgia and Alabama who migrated to Florida in the 1700’s”
He fought the Seminoles in Florida in a war known as the "First Seminole War" in 1817 just seven years before his election into the presidency. The Seminole tribe was the only one of the Five Civilized Tribes to resist the government 's relocation efforts and they did so violently. The Seminole tribe resisted the Removal Act by fighting in the Florida swamps from 1835-1842. (Foner, 304)This war cost the U.S. army 1,500 soldiers, while the Seminoles lost only 500 members of their tribe. Unable to maintain their resistance finally in 1842, the U.S. government imprisoned the Seminoles and forced them to Fort Gibson. Andrew Jackson took revenge on the Native Americans by expressing his aggressive attitude towards them through land policies that
Before the Spanish ship that changed it all, which arrived in the “New World” in 1492, thriving organized communities of native people had centuries of history on the land. That ship, skippered by Christopher Columbus, altered the course of both Native American and European history. 1492 sparked the fire of cultural diffusion in the New World which profoundly impacted the Native American peoples and the European settlers.