This diversity in landscape, environment and climate in North America would lead to differences in the sorts of Native Americans in certain regions.
The Native Americans were not ONE tribe but lots of very different tribes.
Each tribe would adapt to its own environment, learning to deal with the heat or the extreme cold. Learning to survive in different areas of a very diverse country.
We will investigate some of these tribes.
who are they?
WHAT WAS A SPIRIT FRIEND?
how would they 'see' their spirit friend?
They believed a Spirit friend would protect you for life! Around 14 years old They tried different things to help them 'see' their spirit friend.
3) the sundance
Every tribe had a medicine man. They were the second most important person in the tribe after THE CHIEF.
The medicine man was the HOLY MAN who believed he had the power to talk to Spirits and help his tribe
He wore animal skins and believed they would make him strong.
The Native American lifestyle was mostly peaceful. However sometimes they would have to go to War.
WHAT REASONS WOULD THEY HAVE TO GO TO WAR?
RECOGNISING A WARRIOR
© J Wishart 2016