How did the geographic features of an area influence the people who first lived there?
The geographic features of an area influenced the Native American Tribes in several ways. The geography helped determine what types of houses the tribes would build. For example, the Hopi tribe lived in multi-leveled adobe homes because there was a lot of clay in the Southwest deserts of the United States. They clay could be shaped to build adobe. The Anazasi tribe built their homes in cliffs because there was a lot of rock cliffs in the Southwest part of the United States. These homes helped the tribes stay cool in the heat. The Eastern Woodland tribe built wigwams or longhouses made out of wood because they lived in the forest and there was a lot of trees available.
What is the second question?
How do we know about the Native American cultures in North America? What evidence do we have about their lives?
We know alot about the Native American tribes of the United States because they left artifacts behind. For example, many of the tribes left behind pottery, artwork, and weapons as artifacts. We know that the Ute tribe used to make baskets, pottery, and beadwork because archaeologists have found these artifacts. We also know that the Ute tribe used to make bows and arrows because the archaeologists have found these artifacts. We know that what the Ute tribe used to eat and what they used to celebrate because they recorded their writings as hieroglyphics on caves and rocks. People have also discovered their cliff dwellings that the Ute tribe used to live in.