nativenotes8-plains - Canada-Texas, Eastern slope of Rocky...

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Canada-Texas, Eastern slope of Rocky Mountains to river Cultures are complex and vary Bison used for food, shelter, and clothing High Plains and the Prairie Plains High Plains-less rain because of wind shadow effect River valleys brought them water Grassland Western part of area was referred to as “Great American Desert” Short grass with shallow roots (good for bison) 1800s-60 million bison and had access to antelope Eastern-Prairie Plains More water (no rain shadow effect) Wooded areas Tall grasses with deep roots (fewer bison) Some engaged in agriculture as time progressed-need 8 inches of rain and 100 days of “good weather” History: PaleoIndian (both): bison antiquus, had dogs, travois Archaic (both): bison was focus, but used a lot of other resources, climate shift in 4000 BC and Plains got drier and hotter (bad for bison population) and people left the area, 2000 BC climate shift again (bison shift again), hunted bison with spears, finally got bow and arrow and learn how to make ceramics,
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2011 for the course ANTHROPOLO 300 taught by Professor V during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.

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