The Roots of Tradition Assignment

This assignment is based on the information that you learned while reading the 'Settling In Lesson' and 'Pre-European Political and Economic Organizations of the Aboriginal People' information. You might need to use the information contained in the Political & Economic Organizations - Additional Reading Book that is just under the Lesson. You will find more information 

Create a chart similar to the one below:

  1. Read about each group and fill in the blanks with information that relates to the Seven (7) Aspects of Culture. (The first one has been started as an example of what is expected.) You should be able to fill in four examples in each square for each region.

 

Social Organization

Language

Customs & Traditions

Arts & Literature

Religion-Spirituality

Form of Government

Economic System

Northwest

Coast

     Social hierarchies

    Caste System

    Slaves

    Nobles

    Commoners

     Work Specialization

     Clans – core family, extended family, adopted members

     Status inherited

     Diversity of language

     Adopted a universally understood trade language called Chinook Jargon

 

     Accomplished artisans

     Potlatch

     Annual celebrations

     Life event ceremonies

     Social function

     Family gathering

     Chiefdoms

     War and town chief

     Matrilineal

     Leaders by appointment

     Hunting

     Raids on enemies

     Trading

     Agricultural goods

     Fish products

     Fish

Great Plains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plateau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northeastern Woodlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian Shield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arctic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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