Where did your tribe live?

Mound Builders lived in the Ohio River Valley and in the Wisconsin area. Also, Mound Builders lived from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers to the Appalachian mountains.

Map of mound builder culture
Map of mound builder culture

Map of mound builder culture

How did climate affect the way your Native American tribe meets their needs for food, clothing, and housing?

The temperatures where the Mound Builders lived were seasonal, usually with four seasons. They could grow different kinds of food. In the colder month, they wore heavier animal skins, and in the warmer month, they would wear thinner animal skins like loin cloths.

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Because of the different temperatures, they had to build sturdy houses out of mud, straw, and wood.

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How did their housing protect them from the weather in each season? Insert a clothing picture.
Their houses protected them each season from the weather. In hot weather, their houses were slightly cool, so they could go there to get out of the sun. In cold weather, the houses were helpful because the Mound Builders were able to build a fire in it. The houses were insulated by the straw, mud, and clay.

How do geography/landforms affect the way your Native American tribe meets their needs for food,
clothing, and housing?

Mound Builders mostly lived in the woodlands near the rivers in the Eastern U.S. They lived in the flood plains and there it is good for farming, especially corn, beans, and squash.
They used mud from the river, straw from the fields, and woods from the trees to build their houses. They would use the animal skins from the animals they hunted and used their skins to make clothes.

The river would allow traders from other tribes to come to trade with Mound Builders. They might trade their crops and arts and crafts for needed goods that they didn't have in their area.

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How did your tribe rely on and use natural resources?

Mound Builders relied on natural resources by using whatever they found, if they didn't they traded with traders. The resources they had was wood, copper, knives, fish, and the farming they had. They used the wood to build houses and weapons, and a lot of other things. They used copper to build hooks for fishing poles, to make arts and crafts, and to trade with traders.

Moundbuilders: Relics of the Moundbuilders
Moundbuilders: Relics of the Moundbuilders

What types of jobs did your Early Native American tribes have to help them meet their needs?

Some Mound Builders jobs were: help farming, help building houses, help building mounds, and to create beautiful artifacts.

Did your tribe have a money system or barter system? Describe it.

Yes, the Mound Builders tribes had a barter system. Traders came from the rivers to trade goods for their arts and crafts and farming crops.

What type of government did your tribe have? How did they handle conflicts?

Mound Builders had powerful rulers/ kings for their tribes. They dug ditches and walls to make it hard for enimees to come through.

What makes your tribe unique, different from other tribes?
They were different because they built mounds. They built the mounds so they could put valubles or their dead in it and also to use them as temples. They were unique because they built the mounds by hand. It could have taken them weeks, months, or years to do it but, they didn't care. They're also unique because the Mound Builders are made up of different tribes that make one. Those tribes are the Adena, Hopewell, and the Mississippians. Another thing that makes them unique is their arts and crafts. Their most famous art/craft is a hand that has an eye in the palm.

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