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Study Guide Answers

1.     The man-made earth mounds discussed in this video are found primarily in the ________________[eastern/western] United States.
     eastern
2.     Describe the types of things that have been found buried in the mounds.
     tools, artifacts, human remains
3.     Early settlers believed that the Indians built these mounds to use as markers on their journeys. True or false?
     false
4.     Researchers believe that the mounds were built by many different Indian peoples over a long period of time. True or false?
     true
5.     It is believed that the first American inhabitants migrated here from _______________ following the last Ice Age.
     Siberia
6.     The first American inhabitants relied on __________________ for food.
     hunting
7.     What were some of the changes that took place in the lives of the ancient American Indians during the Archaic Cultural Period?
     They began to rely more on plant foods, they developed tools, and they increased numbers of settlements near lakes, rivers, and streams.
8.     Following the Archaic lifestyle, a new way of life called the ____________ ____________ ___________ developed, which introduced civilization and a more complex social structure.
     Woodland Cultural Tradition
9.     The Woodland Indians also began experimenting with ________________ [weaving/metal working/pottery].
     pottery
10.     The Hopewell culture of southern Ohio was unique because of its emphasis on death and burial. True or false?
     true
11.     What is a "shaman"?
     a religious leader
12.     The Mississippian Tradition began to develop in about__________ A.D. [300/500/800]
     800
13.     What were the two most important crops of the Mississippi Indians?
     corn and beans
14.     ____________________ was, at one time, a flourishing Mississippian population center, as well as the site of the Monks' Mound.
     Cahokia
15.     Why did American Indians begin to move westward during the early 17th Century?
     due to increased immigration and settlement by Europeans
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