Native American Culture Groups (1491-1607)


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This video lesson for US History students summarizes the key characteristics of  five major Native American culture groups in North America at the time of European contact.

Native American tribes had a variety of different lifestyles that were influenced by the environment on different sections of the North American continent. In this video, we will be covering the Arctic, Plains, Northeast/Great Lakes, Southwest, and Southeast native american cultures.

The new AP US History curriculum places greater emphasis on history prior to 1607. This lecture was designed to familiarize students with this material, which has not been covered in-depth in most classrooms in the past.