|Eastern Woodlands Region||Plains Region||Southwest Region|
Powhatan --- Eastern Woodlands region ---Eastern U.S.-- including Virginia -- forests and rivers -- wood and bark homes- hunters, fishermen, farmers --walked, paddled canoes
Sioux --Plains Region—central U.S. –open grassland—teepee homes ---followed the buffalo --hunters, horsemen, warriors -- walked, rode horses
Pueblo --Southwest Region –dry, hot climate, --cactuses—farmers (irrigated the land) -- adobe (clay) multi-story homes -- walked (NO canoes or horses, NOT hunters like other tribes).
The Powhatan Indians lived in
the Eastern Woodlands region (including Virginia). Forests covered the land and a great variety of
plants grew here because there was plenty of rain. The Powhatan Indians used
the forests and the land around them in many ways. They built their
homes from wood and bark. They hunted deer and many small animals (not
buffalo) in the forests and gathered plants for food.
The Powhatan Indians used
wood from the forests to build canoes. They traveled and
fished in the region's many rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.
farmed the land as well.
The Powhatan Indians adapted well to the land and the climate of the Eastern Woodlands. They used the forests for hunting and gathering food, and building their homes and canoes. The used the rivers and the Chesapeake Bay for fishing and transportation.
lithograph by Louis Kurz www.picturehistory.com
The Sioux (pronounced Sue) lived in the Plains region, in the central part of the U.S. The land was open and flat with very few trees or forests. Herds of buffalo roamed through the tall grasses of the Plains. The Sioux Indians followed the herds and hunted the buffalo.
Their teepee homes, made from buffalo skin, were light and easy to move. The Sioux traveled on horseback. The Sioux were warriors who often rode their horses into battle with other tribes.
Indians lived in the Southwest region.
grow well in this hot, dry desert climate. In order to farm the land, the Pueblo Indians
had to irrigate (bring water into) the desert.