American Indian Solutions to Environmental Challenges

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Meet the People

Mohawk identity has in many ways remained the same for centuries. Today, they continue to maintain their cultural values and the connection to their history.

Key Terms

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    The concentric ring of wood formed over a year of a tree’s growth, observable when the tree is cut.

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    Excessive harvesting that damages the resource.

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    The geographic area a species can be found.

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    An organization of five (later six) Native nations who historically lived throughout what is now New York State. The Six Nations today includes the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora tribes.

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    An alliance formed between individual states or nations for mutual support or common political or military action.

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Try These Questions

These are three of the steps used to make black-ash splint baskets. What is their correct order?
The three steps used to make black-ash splint baskets
What makes black ash important to the Mohawk peoples’ efforts to keep their culture alive today?
True or false? The Thanksgiving Address is a speech given on the fourth Thursday of November each year.

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What have you learned about this tribe? What makes the place they live in special to them?

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Why are the people so concerned about the environmental problem in their community?

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