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Tools of Native Americans: A Kid's Guide to the History & by Kim Kavin

By Kim Kavin

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Focusing at the artistic background of local Americans—from instruments and know-how to cultural achievements—this exploration exhibits how the 1st americans, dealing with various climates and unconquered lands, chanced on how one can strengthen meals provides, shield, faith, video games, and jewellery. With attention-grabbing nearby histories, together with details at the Arctic tribes that shaped igloos, the Midwest tribes that came upon copper, and the tribes of the Southwest that realized to domesticate maize and beans, young children research the historical past of the 1st american citizens via realizing how they made use in their region's normal resources.

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It was called the Cherokee Phoenix. The creation of the Cherokee Phoenix was an important hallmark in Native American history. It was the first time that the day-to-day viewpoint of Native Americans was written down. Reading the same newspaper gave Cherokees throughout the Southeast a sense that they were part of a much greater group, a nation unto themselves. It helped educate them about what was happening to people in other Cherokee villages as Europeans continued to come ashore and the United States continued to expand westward.

After that they hung an animal skin door, and laid fir tree boughs as carpet. Neighboring Language Families The Iroquois was a confederacy of tribes united by a common language, Iroquoian. Iroquois tribes lived all over upper New York state, the St. Lawrence Valley, and the shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario. The Algonquian was a confederacy of tribes as well. They lived west of Iroquois tribes, in the Great Lakes area— and they too were linked by the same language. Historians believe that there were about 500,000 Native Americans in the Eastern Woodlands in the 1300s and 1400s, and most of them were members of one of these two language families.

Her name was Sacagawea. She was a Shoshone Indian, born in the Rocky Mountains. At about age 10, she was kidnapped by the Hidatsa, who eventually sold her to a French-Canadian trader named Toussaint Charbonneau. Charbonneau later became her husband. They were in the Dakotas when they met Lewis and Clark. The explorers needed to trade with the Native Americans there, and they knew they would need to do more trading as they headed west through Sacagawea’s homeland. It was decided that she might be helpful to their journey as an interpreter.

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