Pre American Tribals

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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 Pacific Northwest has some interesting tribes that may or may not still be living today but they survived through the
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The Great Basin is located in the Western part of America. The states part of the Great Basin are Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. The climates in the Great Basin are hot summers and cold, dry winters. The landforms in the Great Basin are deserts, playas, mountains, rock formations, springs, caves, creeks and a lone glacier. The Great Basin Desert is the largest desert in America and the Great Basin has arid mountains. Some of the pre-Columbian tribes in the Great Basin are the Shoshone, Paiute, Mono, Nez Perce, and Ute tribes. The Shoshone people had to follow where the food went so they were nomads, people who didn’t stay in one place. They ate seeds, nuts, berries, cattails, ducks, rabbits, deer, bison, lizards, insects, grubs and beavers to survive. The tribe wore very little or no clothing at all due to the weather in the summer time. In the wintertime they wore rabbit skin robes and any other animal skins to provide their warmth. The tribes lived in different kinds of houses because they needed to know whether it was a temporary house or a permanent house and they needed to know what kind of material they have. Some of the houses were Brush Shelters, Lean-tons, and wickiups. The religion and beliefs of Great Basin people were based on Animism. Animism was based on religious idea that the universe and all natural objects have…show more content…
The Southeast region includes the states Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. Some of the largest southeast tribes were the Creek, Choctaw, and Cherokee were the tribes that lived around the waterways like the Mississippi river. The Southeast’s climate is warm humid summers and mild winters. The Southeast is a long growing region because they have areas where it was flooded and would create rich soil for crops to grow. The tribes grew corn, beans squash, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, wild rice, and persimmons. The people were hunters and they usually hunt small food like rabbits and turkeys. Their clothing were often made my women and it was made out mostly out of deerskin. Men wore breechcloth or a cloak and women wore a skirt with a cloak. The tribes of the Southeast built their houses out of mud and other resources that were available at that time. The Southeast has fertile coastal plains, river valleys, mountains, and swamps. I think that it rains one part of the year to create a flood providing the rich soil for the crops to grow. Just like the other Native American religions the Southeast’s tribe’s religions were Animism and
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