ICS45PrehistoricWoodland

ICS45PrehistoricWoodland - T hePrehistor icEaster n...

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The Prehistoric Eastern  Woodlands Serpent Mound The Moundbuilders…
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The Region The Eastern Woodlands comprises almost one third of the American landscape. Everything East of the Mississippi River is considered the Woodlands. It is such a large culture area that it is split into a northern and southern region.
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The Northern Woodlands • Characterized by a heavy reliance on hunting and gathering, along with 1 agricultural crop in some areas. • Traditional alliances, or confederacies, were the over-riding political structures.
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The Southern Woodlands Characterized by a heavy reliance on agriculture, 2 agricultural crops a year. Cities and towns were the basic social structure with large political alliances and governing bodies.
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Prior to Contact enormous deciduous forests existed throughout the Eastern Woodlands. Native uses for the land included hunting, gathering, agriculture, and resource management. The landscape was managed through regular burning and
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