"The Northwest contained waters full of fish and forests full of healthy plants and game." The Tlingit, Kwakiutl and Haida tribes all lived here. Some sailed and fished while others hunted. They all used wood especially the Tlingit. "They made tools, houses, plates, utensils and canoes." "They traded among each other and some became wealthy." "They shared their wealth by performing potlatches." "They carved totem poles and masks which was how they revealed their relationship to the natural world and belief in a spirit world."
Chapter 7 2.4 The Mound Builders & Cahokia
"The ancient Pueblo farmed in the desert using a technique called dry farming." "They built villages on high plateaus or in canyons." "They were made of stone or adobe." "They created baskets and pottery." Two of the most famous and impressive ancient Pueblo settlements were Pueblo Bonito and Mesa Verde.
Chapter 7 2.5 Cultures in the East & Southeast
"The Great Plains is a wide, dry, flat area of grass." "Tribes built their homes out of soil and grasses." "They hunted, gathered, and fished." "Tribe spiritual beliefs and traditions included altars for praying, religious ceremonies on good farming, ceremonies focused on vision and spirit beings that might enhance hunting abilities, vision quests and the Sun Dance which was a ceremony that involved singing, dancing, drumming and praying for harmony among people and thanks for prosperity." "The buffalo was the central animal to the livelihood and culture of the tribes." "They followed the buffalo's migrations" because it was their main source of practically everything! "Food, clothes, tents, tools, bowstrings, glue and even fuel."
"The Adena and Hopewell tribes, also known as the mound builders, lived east of the Mississippi River." "This area was all woodland and prairie." "They built mounds of earth to serve for religious and ceremonial purposes." "They hunted, gathered, farmed and traded." "They built a very complex city called Cahokia." "Only baskets were used to build the mounds in Cahokia and there were over 120."
"The Cherokee tribe lived in the forests." "They built log cabins, hunted and farmed." "Red towns were the war towns and the white towns were the peaceful ones." "The Creek tribe lived south and west of the Cherokee." "They respected fire." "They developed a strong unity within the community." "They both formed alliances with other tribes and shared the Green Corn Ceremony which celebrated the first ripened corn in early mid summer." "The Algonquin and the Iroquois lived in the woodlands of the Northeast." "They farmed using a technique called slash and burn." "The Algonquin lived in wigwams and made alliances. The Iroquois developed a more formal political structure and lived in longhouses.