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By Craig A Doherty

Northeast Indians, from the recent 10-volume set ''Native America'', tells the background and tradition of the Northeast Indians. This e-book starts off with a short set advent that discusses many of the extensive historical past and issues came upon in the course of the Northeast Indian tradition, in addition to explains the concept that of tradition parts to scholars. Narrative textual content of the chapters is interspersed with a number of field gains that spotlight vital humans, occasions, and issues, in addition to sidebars. This booklet additionally features a timeline, a listing of museums and websites relating to those tribes, extra analyzing, and an index.

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Bureau of Ethnography) Early Woodland Culture The development of a culture is a slow process taking thousands of years. The change from late Archaic to early Woodland culture cannot be pinpointed to one time or place; however, there are the archaeological remains of groups that are significantly different from Stone Age Hunters to Woodland Indians ( 11 ( early periods and are therefore considered part of the early Woodland period. d. 200). The Adena culture was first identified at an archaeological site on the Adena estate near Chillicothe, Ohio, and took its name from the location of that first site.

Both of these groups are known to have moved seasonally to take advantage of concentrations of food within their range. In the spring, they would be along the coast and rivers to harvest fish during their annual spawning runs. In the fall, they might travel to an area that had concentrations of nuts and berries. In the winter, they would go where it was easiest to hunt for deer and other game. During this time, the population of the Northeast grew steadily as people developed better technologies for hunting, fishing, and gathering food as well as better ways to preserve it.

Library of Congress) ( 14 ( Northeast Indians Corn One of the greatest contributions of Native Americans to the world is corn. , Indians in what is now Mexico began collecting the seeds from a native grass plant and cultivating them. Through careful seed selection, they transformed this grass into what is now called corn. d. 1492, Indians throughout the Americas had developed more than 700 varieties of corn. Different varieties were needed for different purposes and growing conditions. The cultivation of corn allowed American Indians to stay in one area and establish numerous complex civilizations.

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