BC: By: Pearl
FC: Native American Information By Pearl
1: New discovered artifacts have told us about the lifestyle of the Native Americans and their history. The artifacts show that the Native Americans arrived earlier then we thought. One of the first Native Americans to come here is called the Paleo Indians and the Archaic Indians. The Paleo Indians came a little bit earlier then the Archaic Indians did. The Paleo Indians used spears and the Archaic used atlatl for hunting. The Archaic stored and planted more crops then Paleo Indains did. After the Archaic Indians were the Eastern woodland Indians. The Eastern Woodland Indians traded, farmed, and stored more food then the other tribes. The Eastern Woodland Indians invented the bow and arrow.
2: Tribes are sorted by language and these are some of the languages: Algonquian, Siouan, and, Iroquoian. The Algonquian mostly lived in the Coastal Plains and the Siouan mostly stayed in the Piedmont. The Iroquio lived in the Appalachian Plateau and the southern region of the tidewater. The Siouan built mounds, traded with other indians and planted crops. There are still over 80,000 Iroquois still existing today.
4: Laws that have affected the Native Americans in the past have changed a lot. Back then there the Racial Integrity Act. The Racial Integrity act is when white people couldn’t marry black people and when there wasn’t enough public schooling for the Native Americans. Also, records changed. The record of a Native American would turn into colored instead of Indian. It would be hard for them to keep track of their ancestors. The Racial Integrity Act lasted from 1924 to 1967. Today, tribal leaders want to preserve their heritage by teaching their children. Native Americans would teach their children how to dance and create a Powwow. A Powwow is a celebration that requires a drum and some dancers.
5: McDonnell feels that we shouldn’t just recognize the Native American’s history but also their present lives. People feel that the state and tribal governments should partner with each other. 6 out of 11 state recognized tribes are still trying to get federal recognition. Public Schools need to update the SOL so that Native Americans can be more meaningful. We should care about the present Native Americans just as much as their history.