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Early Native American Economy – farming and trade

By |2018-10-30T10:05:26+00:00September 28th, 2017|Economy, Native American|

Native American economy: Pomo people fishing (California, 1816) Fishing and gathering food When people first came to North America, maybe about 15,000 BC, they were probably mostly following the fish along the coast, and fishing is what they spent most of their time doing. History of fishing First people in the Americas Lots more Native [...]

Pueblo history – Anasazi – Native Americans

By |2018-04-24T10:27:55+00:00August 9th, 2017|History, North America|

Anasazi (Pueblo) pit house Anasazi people Pueblo people (sometimes called the Anasazi) started to build mud-brick houses for themselves in the south-west part of North America (modern Colorado, northern Arizona, and New Mexico) about 100 BC, during the Middle Woodland period (the time of the Han dynasty in China, and the Roman republic in Europe). At this point archaeologists call [...]

Native American clothing history – cotton and agave

By |2018-04-07T17:05:26+00:00August 8th, 2017|Clothing, Native American|

Native American clothing: Pueblo cotton cloth (before 1500 AD) Native American cotton and agave Most people in North America made their clothing from agave plant fiber - some of it grew wild, and some of it they farmed. Richer people wore cotton clothing. Cotton came originally from the Aztec people south of them. Pueblo people spun and [...]

Where do turkeys come from? Central America

By |2018-07-03T08:33:06+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Central America, Food|

Wild turkeys Turkeys evolved from earlier birds. The ancestors of the turkey evolved about 100 million years ago, from the dinosaurs that were alive at that time. By about 11 million years ago, turkeys had evolved to be different from pheasants. Turkeys are related to chickens, but wild chickens lived mainly in East [...]

Bird Feathers – a bird project – Biology

By |2018-04-15T17:24:27+00:00May 25th, 2017|Biology|

A bird feather Observing bird feathers You can see how bird feathers work for yourself. First, go to a park or a place where there are pigeons and find a bird feather. Or you can buy nice clean chicken or duck feathers at a craft store. Hold the feather in your hand. You'll [...]