I am Commenting on what I learned about The eastern woodlands. Where The Eastern Woodlands used to be, there is now Ontario, and NY state. The eastern Woodlands where the smallest of regions, next to the 2nd smallest- the Plateu. The main groups here where the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga and Seneca. The EW inhabitants where mostly farmers. 1000 Years ago people where farming beans, squash, and corn here. More than 50 000 Iriquas live on 80 reserves here in Canada
The Plains area goes from southern Manitoba west to the Rocky Mountains and north to the North Saskatchewan River. The are includes the tribes, Plains Cree, Saulteaux, Assiniboine, Gros Ventre, Blackfoot, Sarcee, and Plains Metis. All of the Plains people acquired horses in the early 1700's. The horses were introduced by the Spanish in the Southwest. The Canadian Plains people speak Algonquian, Siouan, and Athapaskan. The main food source for the Plains people were Bison. The Plains people live in tipis. The Plains people believe that there are powers that occur to them in their dreams. Canada has several different treaties with the Plains people. The Plains people in modern day are struggling to gain more control over their property. This is because they want to celebrate their unique culture their way.
I learned that the Arctic area goes across the top of North America to Alaska in the west to Greenland in the east. The Inuits made all their possessions from materials they found around them, they decorated items made of bone or ivory by carving them into figures or putting designs on them. I also learned that Inuit means "the people". In Canada all Inuit speak dialects of the same language Inuktitut. Most Inuit hunted land and sea mammals, and they're known for their specialized tools of harpoons and bows and arrows. And after many years of negotiation with the federal government the Inuit have negotiated their own territory Nunavut.
These are some interesting things I learned about each tribe.Arctic: The tribes that live in the Arctic call themselves the Inuit, which means "the people". The Inuit lived in igloos. They hunted seals on the ice or in kayaks. They also road on heavy sleighs pulled by dogs. All their possesions are what they made around them. Including decoritive items made of bone or ivory and it would be carved into figures.Subartic: The Subartic history goes back all the way to the end of the last ice age. The got everything they needed by hunting, fishing, and gathering. The Subartic speak two languages: Athapaskan from the West and Algonquian from the East. They harvested their food acorrding to seasons. They got their resorces when they were plentiful. Such as hunting Caribou and fishing in the Fall.Plains: The lives of the Plains people were changed when they got horses in the 1700s. The horses were introduced to them by the Spanish from the southwest. The Plains people speak three different languages: Algonquain, Siouan, and Athapaskan. They also had a sign language that different Plains people used to communicate. Plateau: The Plateau people are known for their unique adaptions to mountains and valleys where they lived. Most of them lived in small villages or village clusters. Their economy was based on hunting, fishing, and gathering. The Plateau land lies in between the Rocky Mountains and the Coast Mountains.NorthWest Coast: They always relied on the sea, the beaches, and the great rivers. Their main resource is salmon. They spoke 17 different lauguanges! Some of the lauguages are as different as English and Chinese.Eastern Woodland Hunters: They were mainly hunters and gatherers. They lived in small bands for most of the year. They lived in villages and tended to crops for the least part of the year. There main groups were the Ojibwa, Ottawa, Algonquin, Nipissing, Abenaki, Maliseet, and Micmac.Eastern Woodland Farmers: They all spoke Iroquoianand lived in long houses. Which where clustered in villages. These people played a very important role in the early histories of Canada and the United States.-Lindsay
Something I learned about the Subartic people is that in the summer they travel by light, bark canoes. In winter they travel in snowshoes made by birch frames and rawhide laceing. When they went to travel they put their possesions in a toboggan. I also learned that the native people of the Subartic live in a vast area going from Labrador to the Bearing SEa. They find their food by hunting, fishing, and gathering. Alyssa 2013.03.20
Erica March 20th,2013 I read about the Artic cultures which is across the top of Canada from Alaska in the west to Greenlands in the east. The natives that live there are the Inuits which means "the people".I learned that the Inuits have many different lifestyles. For example not all Inuit lived in igloos and hunted seals from theirs kayaks. That image fits the Inuits of the central Artic such as the Netsilik Inuit. I never knew that the Inuit had different lifestyles. I just thought that the Inuit were all the same. I guess I didn't know much about the Inuit before but now I do.
Things I learned...1. That the Canadians Plains people has three different language families: Algonquian speakers (Blackfoot, Cree and Gros Ventre), Siouan speaker (Assiniboine) and one group Athapaskan speakers (Sarcee).2. The Plains life is 70% hunting bisons 3. They live in cone shaped tipis suited for a better way to pursuit bisons.4. Some of the Plains people believes on supernatural powers.And that's everything I learned about the Plains!
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