early north americans

early north americans - bands of a few families to large...

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I really do not know much about the early north Americans being that I tend to think of Indians or Native Americans as they also are called when it comes to that but, from what I understand is that the early north Americans were people along the lines of Christopher Columbus and Europeans. I read a little about the New American chapter we are provided but at the same time I found myself confused so, the lifestyles that I’d like to think of the Early North Americans to have is, traveling and exploring the world to try and discover things such as finding riches and Golds. Before contact with Europeans , the indigenous peoples of North America were divided into many different polities , from small
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Unformatted text preview: bands of a few families to large empires . They lived in several " culture areas ", which correspond to geographic and biological zones and give a good indication of the main lifeway or occupation of the people who lived there. Native groups can also be classified by their language family . It is important to note that people with similar languages did not always share the same material culture , nor were they always allies . There are also the Native Americans when I look at as North Americans just not as early as the Europeans. This is as much as I feel I know about the Early North Americans So, I am hoping that I will only catch on and learn more about them as this course goes on....
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course HIST 205 taught by Professor Geoffery during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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