ICS45Woodlandsed

ICS45Woodlandsed - The Easter n The Easter n Woodlands...

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Unformatted text preview: The Easter n The Easter n Woodlands Woodlands The Region The Region Because the region is so large, it is broken into smaller geographic regions. There are actually three distinct areas:- The Great Lakes - The Northeast- The Southeast The Great Lakes region is included with the Northeast for this class. The Envir onment The Envir onment The Woodlands are characterized by enormous forests. Many of the trees are deciduous and lose their leaves each year. Even though America has lost 90% of our forests, the general feel of the Woodlands is still evident. Since there has been such a vast amount of wood available in the Eastern Woodlands for thousands of years, the use of wood in artistic construction is also prominent. The Lifestyle The Lifestyle Life in the Eastern Woodlands has been primarily sedentary since the Archaic Period. People lived in villages and towns, with outlying sites for food gathering, production and procurement. A network of trade routes and information systems existed thousands of years before Contact through which goods, ideas and materials traveled. There was a heavier reliance on agriculture in the southeast, and hunting and gathering in the northeast. Climates varied considerably from one end of the range to the other. The People The People The tribes of the Eastern Woodlands are the descendents and inheritors of the prehistoric cultural complex from the Archaic period. In both the Northeast and Southeast, there are Ceremonial Complexes which illustrate the continuity of cultural and artistic connection from thousands of years ago, to today. The impact of Contact The impact of Contact Disease had terrible impact on the tribes of the Eastern Woodlands as a result of Contact and this had powerful effect on the artistic production of tribes. In some communities, the death rates were complete and there were no survivors. In others, the loss of life impaired traditions and culture to the extent that they were unable to recover....
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