The culture I decided to choose for this research topic is NativeAmericans. Native Americans were discovered nearly twelve-thousand years ago,which believed there nomadic ancestors traveled the “land-bridge”. About fiftymillion Native Americans were living in the land that we call america andslowly scattered south and east. Some cultural groups include; TheArctic, theSoutheast, and the Great Basin.
In the Arctic many Native Americans spokeEskimo-Aleut languages and Athabascan and were known as theEskimos. They lived in igloos and tents, and they were able to eat fromfishing and plants that grew in seasons. As for the Southeast, they coveredmore of the gulf of mexico region. They were known as the “five civilisedtribes” which were named Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole.
Theylived in the River Valley while speaking their languages which included:Siouan, Algonquian, Caddoan, Uto-Aztecan and Athabaskan. They lived in AsiWattle and Daub houses, as they had hunters that helped them survive and equipthem with food. The Great Basin lived in the desert lands and brakeswaters/lakes.
They were known as the Bannock, Paiute and Ute while speakingShoshonean and Uto-Aztecan (Numic). They build and lived in wigwams andwickiups which are made of willow branches and covered with branches. One oftheir most contemporary issue they faced was the Trail of Tears. WhiteAmericans feared of them so they stared to remove them from their currentlocations to migrate elsewhere. This all started with Andrew Jackson as theterm they used “Indian Removal”. In 1831 he signed the Indian Removal Act andby the 1840’s thousands of Native Americans were removed from there land. They were forced to move across the mississippi the to Indian territory.
By 1907 Oklahoma became a State and the Indian territory no longer existed.