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Virginia Native American Project

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S: My Virginia Native American Project

BC: This Book is about the early and present Native Americans. The traditions, cultures and more! Find out the truth about them, them as past and present people.

FC: Virginia Native American Project. | David Quek

1: Table of Contents | The Woodland Indians-Pg. 2 The tree language groups-Pg.3 The Shad industry-Pg.4 Farming-Pg.5 Indian reservations-Pg.6-7 Glossary-Pg. 8-9

2: The Eastern Woodland Indians came to Virginia approximately 3,000 years ago. They were skilled hunters and grew their own crops. They settled in villages, but they still hunted and gathered fruit and meats. The Woodland Indians were a big part of history because they created the bow and arrow which helped them to be better hunters. Geography influenced their lives forever.

3: There were three main Indian languages in Virginia: Algonquian, Iroquoian, and the Siouan. Each of these languages was not written down. These languages were very similar, so Archaeologists made up these names to refer to the groups. Most of these groups were in North Virginia. The Iroquoian Tribe stretched farther than just Virginia, but the Algonquian lived mostly in the Coastal Plain region.

4: Lots of people think that Indians are past peoples. Many think they are extinct. Native Americans are still alive today, but they are just not recognized for what they used to do. Although, they still follow their traditions and cultures. Textbooks are not being updated to have the modern facts. The books say that Native Americans were peoples of the past. Indians today are still alive. They catch a certain type of herring called Shad. Shad industries must conserve the population of the Shad because they must keep a balance.

5: Native Americans were skilled craftsmen. They would use natural objects and made pottery, jewelery, ornaments, and weaving baskets. The baskets made farming more efficient and helped them in many more ways. For example: the Powhatan farmed a special type of corn called maize, and because the Indians had also farmed tobacco, they smoked on different traditions.

6: The Indian reservations were given to the Indians but over the years it grew smaller and smaller. The Mattaponi reservation used to stretch across the entire Coastal Plain region and now it's only 150 acres. In those reservations Indians set up Powwows to sell homemade Indian objects ,and they grew crops that they could sell to people. Powwows were religious ceremonies that included Vendors, traditional ceremonies, and dancing.

8: Glossary | Archaeologist - A specific scientist that studies the first peoples of the past. Craftsman - A person that makes different crafts. Shad - A type of fish that was like for flavor. Maize - A type of corn farmed. Reservation - A piece of land reserved by the government to give to certain people.

9: Tobacco - A special type of herb that is put in cigarettes to light. Bow - A bent piece of crafted wood attached by string on each side of the wood. Arrow - A wooden stick perfectly hand-crafted with a hard tip at one of the ends. Geography - The study of Earth's characteristics. | Glossary

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