Tribe Name

Write an introductory paragraph, summarizing your research's findings on this tribe.


Include a chronology of at least 15 dates and descriptions of important events in the tribe's history. At least 5 must be prior to European contact.


Include a map and a text description of the extent of the tribe's contacts.


Identify the language and language group for this tribe. This will necessarily require a discussion of related tribes.

Social Organization and Government

Discuss how tribal society was organized.
Describe how tribal society was governed.
Analyze the social implications of the tribe's method of government.


Include a description with visual evidence of the tribe's clothing prior to European contact.
Describe what, if any, change occurred to their mode of dress following European contact.

Diet and Food Sources

Describe the tribe's diet and food sources.
Discuss food preservation and management.


Describe the forms of shelter used by the tribe. This will necessarily involve discussion of social organization.
Include a visual.


Consider the tribe's transportation methods before 1500 and then again following European contact.

Tools and Weapons

Describe the tools created.
Compare the tools created by Native Americans to tools created elsewhere in the world (Europe and China) at the same time.

Economic Activities and Trade

Describe how the tribe created goods and acquired wealth (money and materials).
Through an economic lens, analyze how the tribe interacted with other tribes and with Europeans.
Analyze the economic nature of any social traditions that involve gifting.

Religious Beliefs

Identify the beliefs of the tribe, comparing and contrasting with neighboring tribes.
Include a creation story, if possible.

Recreation and Games

Include examples of games. If a game is sufficiently complex that you cannot describe it in words, create a graphic to explain it.

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