Eastern Woodlands Natural Resources and Geography By Saloni
Can you imagine the climate and geography in the Eastern Woodlands?The Native Americans had plenty of trees and dense forests in this place.They also had rivers,lakes and streams dotted all over the area. As a result of the abundant trees in both areas,the Native Americans encountered long warm summers,cold,snowy winters and a little rainfall in the Northeastern Woodlands whereas the Southeastern people faced hot,humid summers,mild winters and plenty of rainfall.
The most popular animals that native americans used as food were moose,deer,and rabbits. Many tribes grew corn,squash,yam,and beans thanks to the rich soil.
In many ways Birch is the most important resource for the native americans. They made houses,baskets,canoes,tools,pots,clothing ,and dishes from Birch or Birch bark.The husks of corn and squash they grew was used to make crafts,bedding,shoes and in ceremonies.
In many ways,the region off the Eastern Woodlands is unlike any other region. They never lacked anything or wasted their resources. Their climate was very differing when the Northeastern Woodlands is compared to the Southeastern Woodlands.When the Europeans came many Indians lost their land and were forced to live on reservations. They adapted quickly and tried to fight back their land but their weapons were no match for the guns.Some also moved East and now the the path is known as the Trail of Tears.The Eastern Woodlands land is now mostly gone and some trees survive their as more people make their way to the land.Some Native Americans still follow their traditional ways as their descendents lived a 1000 years ago.Can you imagine yourself living with the Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands?