Native American Life - Stone Age Life
The life styles of Native Americans ranged from nomadic, semi-nomadic to static. They lived in separate tribes across the vast continent of North America and the Native Indian life was dictated by the natural resources that were available to them. Their North American Life and pre-historic Stone Age lifestyle only changed when the Europeans appeared. The Native Americans had never undergone the changes and transition to the Bronze Age Life or the Iron Age Life. Their weapons and tools were all made of stone, they had not experienced the use of metals, their life was a primitive one.
Native American Life - Food
What types of food was eaten by the different tribes. Learn about the typical food eaten by the tribes in all of the cultural regions. The types of meat, fish, shellfish, nuts, seeds, grains, fruits, berries and vegetables. The tribes who cultivated the 'Three Sisters' crops of corn, squash and beans.
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Picture of Sioux and Choctaw Lacrosse
players by George Catlin
Native American Life
Life and traditions were related to specific individual tribes and different areas and regions. Articles on specific elements of Daily North American life include articles about their food, their recipes, the processing of animals and the various methods of cooking. How they travelled. when they would travel and the mode of transport available to them including the travois and canoes. In some tribes the food included fish.
There are facts and information about the methods of fishing and the production of fish oils. The animals that were found in villages and the role of animals in the life of the tribes from dogs to horses. Their leisure time was important as were the sports and the games that they played. A favourite game of some of the tribes was Lacrosse.