Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands

The area between the Mississippi River and the Atlantic Ocean was known as the Eastern Woodlands. There were several Native American tribes that resided in this area, including: The Natchez; The Choctaw; The Cherokee; The Creek; as well as The Iriquois. The tribes in the northeast part of this area mainly hunted deer, used canoes made of birch, lived in dome shaped wigwams (longhouses), and had deer skin clothing. The tribes in the southern part of this area were semi-nomadic, which meant that they mainly used hunting, fishing, and gathering to survive. They would hunt with either bow and arrow or with a blowgun. They established elaborate defenses around their villages. They were also known for their detailed pottery.

Native Americans: The Eastern Woodlands

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Last updated: 04/06/2018


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