S: The Fabulous Five First Americans By Nick Pohl
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FC: The Fabulous Five First Americans By Nick Pohl
1: The Mississippians were a mound building culture. Here are some of the Mississippian mounds.They had several uses. < temple mound possibly burial mounds v | Conical mounds were used for burying dead. Other mounds were used for, storing food and temple mounds were used for worshiping gods. They sometimes built homes and temples on the flat top mounds.
2: This group of Native Americans lived in the southern area of the United States from about 700AD to about 1500AD. They were the last Mound Builders.
3: The Mississippians made pretty advanced pottery. Here are some examples. | As you can see, not all of the pottery is gray. Some of it has colors like orange-red and tan.
4: The Mississippians needed weapons to defend themselves against invaders. Archaeologists found spears, spiked clubs, arrowheads, and some bone weapons (not shown). These are called artifacts. Also they used these weapons to hunt animals because they were partly hunter gatherers.
5: The Mississippians weren't only hunter gatherers. They were farmers too. they needed tools for their everyday jobs. | hoe^ other farming> and everyday tools
6: The Mississippian Indians weren't only hunter-gatherers. They were farmers too. | They planted corn (maize), beans, pumpkins, squash, and sunflowers.
7: Here are some animals the Mississippian Indians hunted for food. They used arrowheads or sticks with fire hardened points to hunt these animals (they didn't use the clubs). Also these Indians (and pretty much all other Indians) never intentionally killed a living thing unless they needed to. These animals are a muskrat, a turtle, a mollusk, a beaver, and a deer.
8: Up above is a reconstruction of a Mississippian Indian village. Their houses were not permanent because they were hunter gatherers and sometimes needed to move. To the right is some of the clothes these Indians possibly wore.
9: The Mississippians had a form of "writing" in the form of petroglyphs and pictographs. A petroglyph is carved in rock, and a pictograph is a painting on a rock. I believe both of these are birds.