Southeastern Indians 21902
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Date Created: 02/14/16
Southeastern Indians notes for week 2/8-12 Cold Season: Time of the Eagle -October to April *busier time for men *councils held in town house *nut harvesting for women Warm Season:Time of the Snake -April to October *men have more leisure time *councils held in square grounds *prime time for warfare and/or ball games *women are busy tending crops -end of the warm season is prime time for ceremonies Important Resources: Game Animals -primary importance: DEER, bear, turkey, passenger pigeon, waterfowl -secondary importance: rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, oppossums -fish important in certain regions, underutilized in others -bison increase in importance in the western portion of the Southeast Important Resources: Plant foods -roots and tubers *red coontie *wild sweet potato *jerusalem artichoke Music and Dance -important instruments 1 *drums *rattles *flageolet and whistles -dance *woman's buckskin *men's traditonal *men's fancy Chunkey -most important game during Mississippian times and during early colonial period -played within communities -pairs compete to throw sticks at rolled chunkey stone -heavy gambling, high stakes Recreations: The Ball Game -game was widespread among Indian groups in the eastern U.S. *lacrosse is an adaptation -article: "The Cherokee Ball Play" by James Mooney (1890) Stickball Today -key part of cultural revitalization efforts -compare and contrast historical stickball with the game today 2
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