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Each Native American unit includes engaging slides are packed with relevant text, visuals, graphic organizers, primary sources, activities, worksheets, projects, links to videos, quotations, maps and much much more. Enjoy!


PART 1 - Introduction (20 slides) including: migration patterns, maps, Columbus and early explorers, comprehensive list of 600+ tribes, most populated tribes today, list of cultural regions, prominent tribes, manifest destiny and more


PART 2 - ARCTIC (20 slides) including: Aleut, Yupik, Inuit, Dene (Eskimo misnomer), maps of territory, hunting, dwellings, tools, igloos, food sources, war history, current situation, and more


PART 3 - NORTHEAST (20 slides) including: list of tribes in the region, map of tribes, info on Algonquian speakers, the Iroquois League (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tuscarora), Mohican, links to videos, longhouses, interaction in French & Indian War and Revolutionary War,


PART 4 - SOUTHEAST (20 slides) including: The five civilized tribes (Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, Choctaw) interaction in French and Indian War and Revolutionary War, Indian Removal, Trail of Tears, modern day descendants of the Cherokee, and more


PART 5 - GREAT PLAINS (20 slides) including: horse culture (from Spanish), buffalo, info on Hidatsa, Mandan, Arapaho, Blackfoot, Comanche, Cheyenne, Crow, Pawnee, Sioux, Lewis and Clark in the region, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Custer's Last Stand, Wounded Knee Massacre and more...


PART 6 - THE PLATEAU (20 slides) including: Background on Lewis and Clark, details of their interactions with various tribes of the Plateau region, Info on the Klamath, Modoc, Walla Walla, Nez Perce (and Chief Joseph), Lillooet, Umatilla, Yakama, and more


PART 7 - GREAT BASIN (20 slides) including: Background on the Shoshone, details about Sacajawea and her role with the Corps of Discovery, info on the Bannock, Mono, Panimint, Ute, Chemehuevi, Kawaiisu, Paiute, Washoe and more


PART 8 - SOUTHWEST (20 slides) including: info on the Apache, Hopi, Mojave, Pima, Navajo, land disputes, Hogans, code talkers, modern land disputes, graphic organizer to list details of each tribe and more


PART 9 - NORTHWEST (20 slides) including: totem poles and shame poles, maps, information and visuals for the Tlingit, Nisga'a, Tsetsaut, Coast Salish, Chinook, Haida, Gitxsan, Haisla, Chief Seattle (with a historical stick figure assignment), details about Lewis and Clark's stay in the region, and more


PART 10 - CALIFORNIA (20 slides) including: the first Spanish explorers, Spanish Missions, the Gold Rush and the various effects on Native cultures, a timeline of events, info about the 60+ tribes and 100+ languages of the natives of California, population comparisons to the rest of the continent and more

Native Americans (PART 8: SOUTHWEST) visual, textual, engaging 200-slide PPT

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    20 slides

  • Subject(s):

    History, U.S. History, Native Americans

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