The First Americans By: isabella valdes

An isthmus is a narrow piece of land linking to larger areas of land

In the west, rugged mountain chains run nearly the entire length of America

North America has many costal and inland plains. The rolling grasslands of central North America are known as the Great Plains

Large river systems drain the Americas

Scientist contradict how people first got to America

Historians believe it is likely that the first people int the Americas lived in small groups and moved place to place to find food

After the Ice Age, early people began to farm

People grew peppers, pumpkins, squash, gourds, beans and potatoes. They also grew maize or corn.

Maize or corn became the most important food in the Americas

People didn't trade for money but for food and other goods

East of the Mississippi River, another early American civilization arose. They called themselves The Mound Builders

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