Native American ABC Book

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ABC Book on Native Americans
By: Wendy Harp
• SS4H1 The student will describe how early Native American
cultures developed in North America.
• a. Locate where Native Americans settled with emphasis on
the Arctic (Inuit), Northwest (Kwakiutl), Plateau (Nez Perce),
Southwest (Hopi), Plains (Pawnee), and Southeast (Seminole).
• b. Describe how Native Americans used their environment to
obtain food, clothing, and shelter.
I have created this ABC book for my students to help them
better understand early Native Americans. This book includes
words about the Inuit, Kwakiutl, Nez Perce, Hopi, Pawnee, and
Seminole people. I hope you enjoy learning about how Native
Americans obtained food, clothing, and shelter.
A
is for Adobe.
HOPI PEOPLE LIVED IN ADOBE HOUSES. ADOBE IS CLAY AND
STRAW BAKED INTO HARD BRICKS.
B
is for buckskin.
BUCKSKIN IS ANOTHER WORD FOR DEERSKIN. THE NEZ PERCE
WORE BUCKSKIN CLOTHING.
C
is for Camas bulb.
THE NEZ PERCE GATHERED ROOTS. THEIR FAVORITE ROOTS TO EAT
WERE THE CAMAS BULB.
D
is for deer.
DEER WERE HUNTED BY MANY NATIVE AMERICANS FOR FOOD.
E
is for earth houses.
THESE HOMES WERE MADE BY DIGGING AN UNDERGROUND
ROOM, BUILDING A WOODEN FRAME, AND COVERING THE
FRAME WITH EARTH.
F
is for farmer.
THE HOPI PEOPLE WERE EXPERT FARMERS. THEY PLANTED CORN,
BEANS, AND SQUASH.
G
is for Georgia.
MANY INDIANS FROM GEORGIA AND FLORIDA TRIBES JOINED
TOGETHER FOR PROTECTION AND SOON MERGED TOGETHER
INTO A UNIFIED SEMINOLE NATION.
H
is for Hopi.
THE HOPI ARE NATIVES OF NORTHWESTERN ARIZONA. THE
WORD HOPI MEANS “PEACEFUL PERSON”.
I
is for Inuit.
THE INUIT LIVED IN THE FAR NORTH ARTIC AREAS. SOME PEOPLE
CALL THESE NATIVE AMERICANS “ESKIMOS”.
J
is for jewelry.
NATIVE AMERICANS MADE JEWELRY FROM BEADS, SHELLS,
COPPER AND SILVER, TURQUOISE, AND OTHER STONES.
K
is for Kamiks.
THE INUIT WORE MITTENS AND BOOTS CALLED KAMIKS.
L
is for lodges.
PAWNEE LODGES WERE MADE FROM WOODEN FRAMES
COVERED WITH PACKED EARTH.
M
is for moccasins.
THE KWAKIUTL WORE MOCCASINS ON THEIR FEET.
N
is for Nez Perce.
THE NEZ PERCE LIVED IN THE PLATEAU REGION OF NORTH
AMERICA. NEZ PERCE MEANS “PIERCED NOSE”.
O
is for Oklahoma.
MANY INDIAN TRIBES SUCH AS THE PAWNEE WERE RELOCATED
TO OKLAHOMA BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.
P
is for Pawnee.
THE PAWNEE, WHO ARE SOMETIMES CALLED PANEASSA,
HISTORICALLY LIVED ALONG THE PLATTE RIVER IN WHAT IS
NOW NEBRASKA.
Q
is for quillwork.
NEZ PERCE ARTISTS ARE FAMOUS FOR THEIR QUILLWORK.
R
is for reservation.
AN AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATION IS AN AREA OF LAND
MANAGED BY A NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBE UNDER THE
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR'S BUREAU
OF INDIAN AFFAIRS.
S
is for salmon.
THE KWAKIUTL’S FAVORITE FOOD WAS SALMON.
T
is for Tule.
A PLANT THAT GROWS NEAR RIVERS. THE NEZ PERCE LIVE IN TIPIS
MADE OF WOVEN TULE MATS.
U
is for Umiaks.
UMIAKS ARE LARGE OPEN BOATS USED BY INUIT FOR FISHING.
V
is for village.
SEMINOLES LIVED IN LARGE VILLAGES OF CHICKEES ARRANGED
AROUND A TOWN SQUARE.
W
is for whale.
THE INUIT USED HARPOONS TO HUNT WHALE FOR FOOD.
X
is for SiouX.
SIOUX INDIANS WERE FROM WISCONSIN, MINNESOTA, NORTH
AND SOUTH DAKOTA.
Y
is for Yoki.
THIS IS THE HOPI NAME THAT MEANS “RAIN”.
Z
is for Zihna.
THIS IS THE HOPI NAME THAT MEANS “SPIN”.

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