People across the world immigrated to America in search of a new life free from the oppression of the Old World and in pursuit of the promise of a bountiful future in America. These brave people came from vastly different races, cultures, and economic backgrounds which led to the unique development of the southern colonies social structure. The social structure of the south was comprised of three parts: the wealthy Great Planters, the diligent Yeoman farmers, and the daring Frontier Families.
In the areas of agriculture, the Natives being skilled farmers, have taught valuable farming techniques to the early newcomers on many crops. A famous storytold technique is of when the Native Americans taught the first American settlers to place a dead fish in a planting hole to fertilize a growing crops. They also taught them irrigation techniques and crop rotations.
The Arapaho tribe often referred to themselves as the Inuna-Ina. This is a rough translation of the Arapaho tribe that means “our people.” Religion, government, warring tribes, tools, geography, and food were important cultural aspects of the Arapaho tribe.
The Chinook Indians were a tribe of Native Americans who lived in the Pacific Northwest. They lived along the coast of what is now Oregon and Washington State. The men used bow and arrows for hunting elk, deer and sea mammals. The women gathered other food such as shellfish, clams, roots and berries. The Chinook were very skilled traders. They traded fur and baskets for weapons to be used in hunting and war. For shelter, the Chinook lived in long rectangular houses made of cedar wood planks. The roofs of these structures were made out of tree bark.
The Lakota is a tribe located in the northern plains of America. They are related to the Sioux by culture, Language, and history. The Dakota are also a related tribe to the Lakota. They are known as Teton or also western Sioux. In the 1640’s the Lakota stayed closer to the Sioux. That lived a more sedentary or riverine lifestyle. They relied on products from agricultural resources. They also relied on wild rice. They hunted fish and small deer .
In the Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican time period in history, there were many groups of Native Americans that had diverse cultures and societies. The technological and intellectual advancements in these societies, depended on where they were located in Mesoamerica. The Native Americans discovered many things that could help them live an advanced and satisfying life. Each tribe had different necessities and objects that they needed in order to survive. The Native American cultures in these areas had various developments that the different European cultures could use to make themselves more powerful and become strong enough to annihilate many of the Native American cultures.
The “Five Civilized Tribes”: Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Seminoles sided with the Confederacy. These tribes were allowed to send delegates to the Confederate Congress. Meanwhile, a rival faction of Cherokees and most Plain Indians sided with the Union.
The Native Americans were the original owners of the United States of America. However, due to the population increase in Europe, the European migrated to America in seek of land for farming, settlement, and spread their religion (Desai, n.p). The two communities lived together and interacted with each other. Nevertheless, the Native American also known to as the Red Indians and the Settlers had differences in many aspects of their economy, religion, and culture. In some situation, it is hard to identify their disparities. On the other hand, the dissimilarities are easily identified. Additionally, there are similarities between these two nations. Culture is the outline of human
Crossing over rivers, rolling hills, endless plains, and mountain passes to finally reach a salvation with huge plots of land with boundless capabilities is what many Americans did while passing through the Oregon Trail. The trail allowed many Americans to have an opportunity to prosper, but there were many dangers and perils that they would have to face. The motivation to travel the Oregon Trail was so strong because it allowed endless possibilities for Americans to escape debt, start businesses, farm large sums of land, and for Manifest Destiny.
Native Americans were greatly affected by the expansion of the United States during the 1800s. As the U.S. moved west, they stole large amounts of Native American land by settling the land and killing the Natives who once lived there. Also during this time, their culture was being taken from them due to assimilation. While United States citizens were expanding into the west, many Native American lives were lost. They were also responsible for destroying a major food and supply source for Native Americans.
It had many uses for them: reducing the undergrowth by opening up the roots for more plants such as berries; clearing up the land to plant more food and crops; they also used it during hunting in the open woods so that it would be more safe and easy to move around for them. The fire symbols change across different tribes in the Native American culture. The fire symbol was mainly used by the ancient Native American of the Mississippian culture. Native American Indians spread their history, thoughts, ideas, and dreams from generation to another by symbols and signs, for example the fire symbol. The fire symbol was used in the ancient Mississippian culture of North America, more specifically the culture of mound builders. The mound builders associated great value to fire. Fire played a very important role in the culture and traditions of Native Americans and although it was not the main role in their ceremonies and rituals it was the building blocks of them. To the Native Americans, fire was like a messenger and a gift from their great spirit. The smoke of the fire was used to clean sacred items such as drums, shakers, and pipes before the use of them during ceremonies and rituals. Fire was a symbol of the heart of the people to the Native Americans and the smoke of the fire was a symbol of the prayers carried to their great
The word pre-Columbian is used to discuss the history of the Americas in the era before European impact. Pre-Columbian was frequently used in discussing the abundant civilizations of the Americas. During pre-Columbian America, there was nothing, but wilderness and Indians. There were about thirty thousand square miles of desert. The Indians set fires to the trees to kill the area. When they did this, adapted plant species were made. Indians caught fish in the flooded grasslands. When they modified the forest, they created fields to grow food, roads to travel on, houses to live in, and towns for needed goods.
Ancient Native Americans civilizations is one of the most interesting civilization in the world. They came from the Asiatic part of Russia. Visiting the museum of natural history made me appreciate their culture and lifestyle. Six Native American tribes settled in North America that lead to the rise and demise of Ancient Native Americans. They were the First Arrivals, Olmec, Teotihuacán, The Mayans, Aztec, and Inca. Each individual civilization had a unique government, housing, foods, leadership, clothing and tools. Furthermore, they settled in the Americas(North, Central, and South) until they were demolished by the Europeans.