Students describe the major pre-Columbian settlements, including the cliff dwellers and pueblo people of the desert Southwest, the American Indians of the PAcific Northwest, the nomadic nations of the Great Plains, and the woodland peoples east of the Mississippi River.

Native American Systems of Government

How were different groups of North American Indians organized into systems of governments and confederacies? Download the Primary Source Set: Native American Systems of Government

This set of sources explores the many different ways that Native American groups organized themselves into social and political kinship structures that include clans, bands, tribes, nations, and confederacies.