New PDF release: American Eras: Early American Civilizations and Exploration

By Gretchen D. Starr-Lebeau

ISBN-10: 0787614785

ISBN-13: 9780787614782

A part of a chain offering distinct details at the eras of pre-twentieth century the USA, this quantity comprises articles masking headlines and headline makers, awards, achievements and different enlightening and wonderful proof on early American civilization.

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The inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest, like other indigenous groups, incorporated war captives into their societies. However, whereas other groups considered captives as kinsmen, the Pacific Coast peoples held them as slaves. Masters had power of life and limb over their bondsmen, and slave adults passed their status on to their children. Taboos on marriage between slaves and free people further reinforced social boundaries and ensured the maintenance of a permanent laboring class. C. D. C. , and it established the basic outlines of precontact Salish culture.

Two thousand years later the earth began to warm, and the ice melted. As the oceans rose once again, the land bridge disappeared beneath the waves, and the Paleo-Indian population was cut off from its Asian homeland. When coupled with the natives' increased proficiency in hunting, the climatic changes triggered an important change in the Paleo environment. C. the big game animals that had dominated the landscape vanished. C. The demise of the woolly mammoths, mastodons, giant sloths, and giant bison and the retreat of the great North American icecap > forced Paleo-Indians to change the ways in which they fed, clothed, and organized themselves.

Sources: James E. Dixon, Quest for the Origins of the First Americans (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1992); Carl Waldman, Atlas of North American Indians (New York: Facts on File, 1985). C. C. an Archaic culture peculiar to the Great Lakes region developed out of the Clovis-type people that originally had settled the area. Although the Old Copper people depended on hunting, gathering, and fishing for their livelihoods and made tools of a wide array of materials to exploit the forest and lake environments, their ability to work copper set them apart from their Archaic counterparts across the continent.

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