Q:

What was the shelter of the subarctic Indians?

A:

Quick Answer

The housing structures of subarctic Native people ranged from substantial plank houses to semi-subterranean dwellings, cone- or dome-shaped wigwams and temporary lean-to structures. The subarctic people were nomadic, so shelters needed to be easy to transport to different sites.

Know More

Full Answer

Life in the subarctic was not easy for the Native people who lived in this region. The fluctuating seasons made it necessary to live a semi-nomadic life. Springtime brought many tribes to various rivers to gather fish, and in the fall, caribou became the main resource, so many tribes would follow the caribou migration. Subarctic Native people had a largely carnivorous diet, as plant foods were sparse.

Learn more about US History

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Who are the Tequesta Indians?

    A:

    The Tequesta Indians were a small tribe that settled in Florida along the coast around the 3rd century B.C.E. They eventually left the area following Britain's invasion in 1763, and were evacuated to Cuba.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What was the housing of the Ojibwa Indians?

    A:

    Woodland-dwelling Ojibwa Indians built villages and lived in waginogans or wigwams. The more nomadic tribes that lived in the Great Plains built tipis out of buffalo hide, which they moved several times a year to be closer to food and water.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What language did the Pueblo Indians speak?

    A:

    The six different Pueblo languages spoken by Pueblo Indians are Hopi, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa and Zuni. There are 21 Pueblo tribes recognized in America, and each tribe speaks only one of the Pueblo languages.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do Cherokee Indians look like?

    A:

    Cherokee Indians, like other Native Americans, have dark hair, brown skin, and a distinct bone structure. AccessGenealogy.com notes a broad and flat face and a narrow nose as prominent characteristics; however, actual physical appearance among Cherokee’s may vary.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore