Native American Culture Timeline

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A

5000 BC

Baskets
Seeds
Fruit
Nuts

B

4000 BC

Copper mining culture in Great Lakes area (hammering copper)
Permanent villages in California
Abundant supply of fish and and acorns

C

3500 BC

Domesticated crops (corn) from Mexico in SW United States
(by 2500 BC - domesticated chile peppers, pumpkins, squash)

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D

2000 BC

Cooking vessels made of steatite (soapstone)
Tabacco was smoked out of stone pipes

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E

1700 BC

Poverty Point (considered the first American city)
Bird Effigy

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F

1000 BC

Woodlands Period Begins
Domesticated beans (from Mexico)
Complete Three Sisters

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G

900 BC

Five tribes settle in NY

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H

500 BC

Domesticated dogs

I

250 AD

Bow and arrow (archery) developed

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J

700 AD

Cahokia Settlement (built)

K

900 AD

Monks Mound (built)

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L

1000 AD

Mississipian Period Begins

M

1070

Serpent Mound (built)

N

1100

Anasazi tribe in Colorado (cliff cities)

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O

1142

Iroquois League creates Constitution

Period

Altithermal Period

5000 BC - 3000 BC

Drought in SW Unites States
Bison population decreases

Jordan Bannister

0 BC - 1000 AD