Thursday, October 26, 2006

Assignment for American Indian Research

When you have finished this project, each 7th grade class will have a set of web pages answering specific question about the American Indian culture they studied. You will need to read at least one web page from each class. Post a response to the blog, including information about the following:

1. Write three things you discovered about the cultures explained in the web sites.
2. Note at least one similarity or difference from the culture you studied.
3. Ask at least one question that you think should be answered about the cultures you read about.
4. Make one comment about the design and layout of the web page you visited. Be sure your comment is constructive/helpful. Be polite but truthful.

88 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catherine Yunis
3+4 Period
Mrs. Anderson's Class


1. Men and women were often treated differently in all Native American cultures. Boys would be schooled while girls would take over the most important daily chores. Yet while this is similar to everywhere else in the world, among the Native Americans, the women and men did not mind as much, the gender differences.
Much as the ingredients are basic, the Native Americans are very creative with dishes, mixing berries and meat or corn and strawberries.
Many Native Americans had enormous knowledge of the plants and animals in the area. They were also very ‘clean’, using every part of a kill, and killing only when necessary.

2. Many of the Indians not living near the sea grow many things. The people near the sea, in the Pacific Northwest especially, don’t grow many things at all.

3. Many students hadn’t done much research about government. It would be interesting to know if the tribes all had councils like in the Pacific Northwest tribes.

4. Many pages were difficult to navigate around, the pages were too big for the screen or they had all their articles on one page, which was a bit hard to read.

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear, Dorval, Chloe, Caroline and Nathan. I really liked your page. I thought the afects were great! With the word cahokia moving across the screen and the color of the page. The information was also great.


Oh yeah, i forgot to say who it is. It's Frank



ps. Happy birthday Caroline!!!

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By Stephanie Funk
1.) a) I learned that they had very "modern houses. With firepits, totem pole and a place to store food.
b.) I learned that the they didn't wear clothes unless it was manditory.
c.) I also learned that they played different games than the Cahokians, I expected them to be similar.
2.) They both lived by a river yet they ate different things.
3.) I think they should have had more information on the money concept. I mean I know the Cahokians gambled for money...
4.) I think you could have used the colums instead of leaving it the way it was. It would look more official that way.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shannon V. Period 8+9 Ms. Anderson
From Ms. Doyle's class: Cahokian Time and Culture (3+4)
From Ms. Jacob's class: Wampanoag Daily Life (3+4)

1. In the Origin of Cahokian Culture, I learned that they had a theocratic chieftainship. Theocratic chieftainship is where there is a chief, and people follow them because they believe that God chose them to be the leader.
In Wampanoag Children, I learned that the boys would learn to hunt at an early age, and later recieve adult sized bows to shoot at animals.

2. Cahokia was near a river, and had a steady supply of water, and so did the Pacific Northwest, who were on the coast of the Pacific, so they are similar.
In Wampanoag Children the girls made dolls, whereas girls in the Pacific Northwest were taught the importance of hard work, and mostly did chores around the house.

3. In Common Traits of the Mississipians, you said that they believed in the Upper World and the Under World, but were they real?
In Wampanoag Daily Life, who wrote the articles?

4. On your webpage, I would have made the main title of it a different color, it didn't contrast too well, but otherwise good job.
On your webpage you did a wonderful job, but maybe there could be some spaces in between the words and the pictures?

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grace Brody
Periods 3+4
Ms. Anderson's Class
Daily Life- Northwest Pacific

1. Cahokia
A. I did not know that men and women in Cahokia did not like each other. I did not know that they used weather as a clock. I also did not know that they used human sacrifices.
B. A similarity I noticed between the Northwest Pacific Tribes and Cahokia was that they both played many types of games.
C. Something I would have liked to know more about would be marriage in Cahokia.
D. I think the Cahokia pages could have used more editing.
2. Wampanoags
A. I did not know that the Wampanoags ate at the first Thanksgiving dinner. I did not know that the Wampanoags could grow crops. I did not know that in the Wanoag tribe, beans squash and corn were called the "three sisters".
B. A difference between the Wonoags and the Northwest Pacific Tribes is that while the Wonoags grow their crops, the Northwest Pacific Tribes only hunted and gathered.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hannah Greenblatt
Pd. 3/4
Doyle

1. (Wampanoag Products 3/4) Beads made of a certain shell were used both as money and actual beading for clothing and other art, including belts that could tell stories or about the wearer's family.
(Pacific NW Tribal Structure 3/4) During potlatches, which were like "coming out parties" for girls becoming women, families would show off their wealth by giving out extravagant gifts to the guests.

2. (WP) While pottery in Cahokia was usually gray, brownish, or white, the Wampanoags' pottery was usually a buff red.
(PNWTS) Cahokians were all free, but the Pacific Northwest tribes often had slaves.

3. (WP) What sort of rock did they use for tools exactly?
(PNWTS) What sort of initiations were there for boys?

4. (WP) The background is a little bright - especially against the yellow title, which looks out of place. In addition, having two columns for some articles is slightly irritating, and the use of tables makes the page extremely inflexible.
(PNWTS) Overall, OK design. However, the main page looked completely devoid of anything - rather odd-looking, especially on a huge monitor like mine - and again, having a table is not a good way to do layouts. Also, it was extremely annoying to have to hit 'Back' all the time as the menu was only on the main page.
Both sites also needed some proofreading.

Note: On our site (Daily Life pd. 3/4 Doyle) we seem to have left out a link on the menu - 'Religion' by Jessica Blocker. Simply replace 'index' with 'religion' in the main page's URL to see it. I apologize for the mistake.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, also - who wrote the articles in the Wampanoag page?

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Molly Petchenik
Period 3/4
Ms. Anderson
Pages commented on: Ms. Jacobs, Period 3/4, Products, Ms. Doyle, Period 3/4, The City of Cahokia

1) The Wampanoag people used Wampum beads, made out of shells, in their art, as well as for currency. They made flutes, which were considered an emotional expression, out of gun barrels. In Cahokia, the city was divided into a wealthier section and a poorer section by a stockade.

2)The Wampanoag peaple used harpoons for fishing, and more specifically, for hunting whales, as did the Pacific Northwest Indians. The Cahokians, like the Northwest Pacific Indians,lived near a water source, but the Cahokians lived by a river, whereas the others lived by the Pacific Ocean.

3) What types of animals did the Wampanoag use for food? Also, who wrote each of the articles? How were the mounds in Cahokia made?

4)For the Wampanoag page, some of the articles could have used better edditing and formatting, to make them easier to read, but most of the articles were detailed and had good information. For the Cahokia page, in some of the "read more" sections, part of the text was repeated twice, and some information was repeated between articles, but the format was very impressive and the page looked very professional.

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Danny Ilyin
Mrs. Anderson
Period 8/9

Comments on:
Daily Life of Pacific Northwest
Products of the Cahokians
Time and Culture of Wampanoag

What I learned:
Northwest Indians didn't use clothing for keeping them warm, but to keep the elements out;

Cahokians used wood for many purposes (canoes, bows, tools, baskets, bowls, dyes) they also had stuff like knives, axes, and hammers; they used their "waste" material for making ornaments, weapons, etc.;

The Wampanoag hunted, grew and traded food; their government was like a feudal system; they beleived in spirits and asked the spirit of an animal to forgive them for killing it.

Comments:

For the Daily Life page, it would be easier to read if there was space after the last paragraph;

For the Products page, it would help if the paragraphs were all on the same page;

For the Wampanoag page maybe some margins around pictures, but the page looked very professional.

10:45 AM  
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11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Hannah H.
I really thought that The City of Cahokia by Jolisha, Jeremy, Kristina and the other Jeremy (B) was put together very well, and the information was very... well, informative. When they told about the poulation, i was surprised, with 20,000 peeps, they were larger then the other indin tribes that I heard of.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rosie Cuneo-Grant
Pd. 3/4 Anderson

I looked at 5 of the blogs and they were all very well written. However, with Ms.Doyles 3/4 class, Structers of the Cahoka, there was no bibliography. Also for Ms. Jacobs 3/4 class, Encounters, it was kind of hard to read, because the sentences were so close together. However, both of these blogs had very good facts, and explained them well.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Rover the Dog said...

Amy Feldman
Mrs. Anderson
Period 3/4
1. a. The Wampanoag tribe used red clay to make pottery, which they were known for. I learned this from the Wampanoag products page by Mrs. Jacob's ¾ class.
b. The Cahokia city was influenced greatly by its geography. I learned this from the paragraph about Urban Metropolis in Cahokia by Jeremy Archer, on the City of Cahokia page, in Mrs. Doyle’s ¾ class.
c. The Wampanoag lived in Southern Massachusetts for thousands of years. I learned this from the Time and Culture page by Mrs. Jacob’s 8/9 class.
2. I noticed that the Wampanoag, like the Pacific Northwest Indians, had nature-based spirits for different aspects of daily life.
3. On the Cahokian Time and Culture page in Mrs. Doyle’s 8/9 class, one of the articles said that “The origin of Cahokia all started in 900 A.D. and it lasted until after the coming of Hernando de Soto,” and the article didn’t say what that time was.
4. I thought the Daily Life page in Mrs. Doyle’s ¾ class had amazing visual aspects and a great setup. Great coding, Hannah!

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Guys!

I read Ms. Jocobs reseach papers and they were really good and all of that, but the websites didn't tell who they were by. Just wanted to let you know. Bye!

-Sonya

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Write three things you discovered about the cultures explained in the web sites.
2. Note at least one similarity or difference from the culture you studied.
3. Ask at least one question that you think should be answered about the cultures you read about.
4. Make one comment about the design and layout of the web page you visited. Be sure your comment is constructive/helpful. Be polite but truthful.

Marika Hein
8/9
Ms.Anderson

The City of Cahokia 3/4
Wampanoag Products 8/9

1.Cahokia-I learned The city was divided into a richer and a poorer section.
Wampanoag- I learned that fishind canoes and transportation canoes are differnt.

2.Cahokia- Cahokia and Pacific Northwest both had alot of water.
Wampanoag- The Wampanoags also had alot of water.

3.Cahokia-Why isnt the whole writing on the page?
Wampanoag-Did the Wampanoag make more than just clay pottery, baskets wood carvings,and Wampum?

4.Many pages didnt have titles and it might have help to know what it was about before reading it.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dilara Hatipoglu
Ms Anderson
period 8/9
Daily Life in Cahokia 3/4
1. The way the Cahokians grew a lot of corn was suprising.
I never knew the Cahokians had some game like paddleball.
I didn't know the earthen mounds that they built gave them the name the Cahokia moundbuilders.
2. The Cohokians harvest corn a lot while the Pacific Northwest fished a lot.
3. What kind of clothes did they wear?
4. i loved the front page and the articles had a lot of useful info. The only thing was the font was a bit hard to read. Overall GOOD JOB!
Wampnoag structures 3/4
1. I didn't know the wampanougs wetu's surronded a central square.
I didn't know the wampanougs had totem poles in and out of their houses.
Also I never knew the Wampanoags had built wooden lodges.
2. Both the Pacific Northwest and the Wampnoags had totem poles inside their houses and out.
3Why did they have totem poles on the outside of their houses?
4. I liked the pictures and the infp. but the site was a bit plain. Besides that GOOD JOB!

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isaac Stanley-Becker
Ms. Anderson's class
Perios 3-4

1. After the Wampanoag chief died, he passed his leadership on to his eldest son Alexander, who abruptly died during a meeting, discussing new alliances.
The only Wampanoag tribe recognized as real today, is called the "Gay Head" tribe. They have a reservation located in Martha's Vineyard.
A disease given to the Wampanoags by the pilgrims killed 75% of the Wampanoag people.

2. Today, while the Wampanoags focus on their history and culture, the Kwakiutl tribe from the Pacific Northwest fight to gain respect and recognition from the government.

3. Othern than just trying to retain, their history and culture, have the Wampanoags actually made an effort to do this. How have they spoken out or made their feelings heard.

4. I would say that overall, the page was very interesting, creative, and easy to navigate. However, I question why you wrote on the top of the page "Wampanoag Encounters: A Sad Story," instead of just saying "Wampanoag Encounters." It makes the reader bias that the encounters of the Wampanoag people are sad instead of letting them figure this out for themselves. It sort of editorializes your webpage, instead of it being simply facts.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I learned three things from Ms.Doyle's and Ms. Jacob's web pages. From Ms. Doyle's class I found out that the city of Cahokia was a rough diamond shape at 3 by 2.25 miles. Also the city of Cahokia is based near a river From Ms. Jacobs class I found out that the Wampanoag people have lived for thousands of years in Southeastern Massachusetts.
I did mythology and I can't really find anything similar to that.
What types of myths do they believe in?
I like the way web page made by Ms. Doyles 3rd period class on City Structures. The web page is cimple but elagant.

Leslie Kamel

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by Benny Wah

I learned that the cahokians lasted from 700 A.D to 1500 A.D, They were built like baghdad,and that they died out from land degradation.
when Jeremy B had his article he reiterated a paragraph but other than that GREAT JOB!!!

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Benny Again
sorry but i also noted that they actually had a social order and industrial trade which was very different from the northwest pacific native americans.
Also I think they should've told us about how they ruled the city

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sydney S.
8+9 Period
Mrs. Anderson's Class

Stephanie, Sally, Taylor and Ana, first off your Web Page was GREAT! It was very imformative. I also liked the different colors for each essay. I loved how you did the formating, with each different box there was a different essay, I thought that was very easy to tell which essay was which.

Overall Great Job!

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. The northwest pacific indians made clothing from bark. A huge party was held in the pacific northwest, called the Potlatch. The Wampanoags asked help from spirits, and thanked them.
2. The Wampanoags encountered pilgrims, where the cahokians died out early on.
3. Did the Indians ever travel to places like cahokia?
4. For the 8-9 time and culture in the Wampanoag civilization, the page is unorganized. I can't tell what I am reading, or who is who.
~Nathan

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ana Rosic
Doyle
Per 8-9
I read about Daily Life, per 8-9, Ms. A.

1) I have learned that these tribes skinned many animals/most animals were of use to them, they hunted more water animals than land animals, and that these people invented the totem pole.
2) I noticed that these cultures used mostly sea creatures, while our culture (the Cahokians) mostly used deer, yet they fished also, but I think only fish.
3) Why did their ancestors make the totem pole/ how did they think of it?
4) I liked how you had no fancy animations, but just made the point that it is the information that matters. Your bibliography is in small letters, just for the people who want to see it (that’s good). Also, you have the author of the article under the title, which is great so we can know who wrote it.

I also read about Time and Culture, per 8-9, Ms J.

1) I learned that this culture had a very complicated and interesting language, that they had a government, and that King Philip killed countless Wampanoagians.
2) One difference I noticed is that this culture had a government, and I don't think mine (Cahokia) did (I don't know much at all on this subject about my culture).
3) Did these people talk fast or slow?
4) I don't love the layout, it seems a bit all squished together.

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cathy Ludwig
Period 8/9
Anderson Humanities

1) I learned that the Wampanoags had a cranberry day/festival (both options were mentioned), that was created to thank the creator, Kiehtan, for their good harvest that year.
I had been wondering about this for a while, but I had been too lazy to learn about it myself, but I found out that the Cahokia built those amazing mounds out of worship for the sun, to house the Great Sun, who ensured that the balance of nature was kept, to keep the Cahokias content.
Before reading the Cahokia websites, I had known that there was one wooden similarity to Stonehenge, called Woodhenge, but now I know that there were actually 5.

2) Just like the Northwest Pacific Native Americans, the Wampanoags used harpoons for hunting whales, and nets and bone hooks for catching fish.
The Northwest Pacific Native Americans would cut down tall redwoods, to make canoes, which could hold up to a hundred and fifty men; the Cahokia did the same, they would use Oak, Poplar, Tulip, and Cottonwood, to make thick canoes, which weighed up to 2000 pounds.

3) I noticed that noone in both of Ms. Doyle's classes mentioned exactly what shapes the Cahokia built their structures, I know one of them was in the shape of a snake, but I am curious to find out about the others.

4) Several of the webpages had very bright color combinations that somtimes put a bit too much pressure on the eyes, in the future it would be a bit better if the colors weren't so ridiculous.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sally L.
8+9 period
Ms. Doyle's class

1. I learned that are similar to us. I also learned that they have nice clothing And had a big variety of foods.

2. I studied religion and rituals under daily life. I learned that the men in the Cahokia were hunters and gathers just like men in Wampanoag.

3.I had one question for the daily life group who studied the Wampanoags. Did the girls go to school? That wasn't that clear to me.

4. I think it was really good but can be a little more informative.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ms. Doyle its Chloe!

Ms. Jacobs P 3-4 "Time and Culture"

1.) I learned about what the Wampanoag ate, and how their food connected to their celebrations. I learned how the Wamponog tribe was founded and when they were reconized as a real tribe. I also learned that the Wampanoag beleived everything was in tune with nature and only killed what they needed.
2.)I noticed that the Cahokians, like the Wampanoag, asked for forgivness when hunting, so that they would not be punished by spirits.
3.)Where did the Wampanoag get the idea for their government system? Were they the first to use this system?
4.)I think the website design was good. It was easy to read iwth good pictures and not an info overload.

Ms. Anderson P 3-4 "Daily Life"

1.)I learned that the Northwest Indians were seperated into clans. I also learned that they were hunters and fishermen. The Northwest Indians used herbs for their alinments.
2.)Unlike the Cahokians, the Northwest Pacific tribes didn't use animal skin for clothing.
3.)What were their houses made out of? What did they look like?
4.)They web site was very organised with links to specific pages within the topic.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sydney Price
Period 8 and 9
Ms. Andersons class

The Cahokians population was at one time the largest in the world

The difference from my project from theirs is that the Pacific Northwest Native Americans didn't use mounds for building things.

What else made the Cahokians not use the resources well other than using too much wood.

Chloe, Caroline, Nathan and Dorval I really liked the design of your webpage. I really liked the coulumn layput and where the words and pictures were placed.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

comment on Ms. Jacob's 8+9 period class, Time and Culture.

it was nicely laid out,

i thought gthat the information on the Wompanoags changing religion from thier own to the Christian beliefs of the Pilgrams was interseting and would've liked to know more details on that and what made them decide to switch religoins rather then staying with thier own.

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

on Ms. Doyle's 8+9 period class, The City Of Cahokia

It was good and had complete information, but the i had trouble reading part of it because there was a box covering some of the text on the left hand side. It was good but could've been laid out better.

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. I learned that Cahokia was a city as large as anyone now and that it had urban and suburban areas as well. I also learned that the Cahokians had a lot of stress due to limting factors of food and water. I also learned that Wampanoag children (boys) learned how to hunt at a young age with miniature bows and arrows.

2. The Wampanoag and the native americans of the Pacific Northwest ate very different things. The Pacific Northwest ate almost only fish when it came to meat. Where as the Wampanoag ate mainly turkey.

3. How long did the Cahokians last before died out?

4. The people who made the Wampanoag website made two minor mistakes.One, it would have been nice to have more spaace between text and pictures. Two, you forgot to say who wrote what.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops, sorry meant to say by dylan on last post

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucy Doss
3&4 Ms. Doyle

I really liked all your web pages. they were all really good and described things in a really great way. I thought that they really said something about Navtine american tribes and what they did. they all had information that i haf no idea about that I'm glad i know now. GREAT job to all of you.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shrija Sriram
Ms. Andersons
Periods 8-9
commenting on:Both of Ms. jacobs period classes

1. I learned that boys & girls from the Wampanoag played games like 'toss and catch' and the 'hub hub'. They also made they're own dolls from cornhusks and corncobs.The wampanoak were known very well for they're pottery, most of which was used for cooking like pots.

2.Ms.Jacobs periods 8-9 daily life had a very good layout, they had most of the same categories as us, except for games.

3.What are quahogs? Did the women hunt for the food? Usually the men are ones who are expected to hunt. Was there a code within the drums that thte wampanoag used to communicate?

4.In Ms. Jacobs period 3-4, I really liked your layout but who are the articles by? Also when you insert the picture on the 1st article you should have a bit of space between the picture and the text.For ms. jacobs 8-9, the webpage on wampanoag food i really liked the contrast between the backround and the text great work!

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first thing I learned was that the Cahokians were great builders and really thought out their village. The second thin I learned was that the homes depended on where you lived. Finally I learned that you lived behind a stockade only if you had enemies around otherwise you didn't live behind a stockade.

One similarity between the Northwest Pacific and Wamponoag Native Americans was that in the center of their homes they had fire pits.

For both Ms.Doyle and Jacobs' classes there should probably be a topic about the law of their tribe.

For Marty, Frankie, Sam, and Jamie you should have your tableas a bit more even. It helps the reading.
Joseph C.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leslie Sibener
Doyle Period 3-4

Time/Culture Jacobs Period 3-4
Great job on your web page! Although at times i got a little bit confused when reading your articles i learned alot. A few things that i might like to comment on is that possibly next time double or 1.5 space your articles to make it eaisier to read and maybe instead of starting your article with a random thing, smoothin out the introduction for the main body. Over all i think that all of you did a great job on writing and putting together your site. :)(:

Religion Anderson Perion 3-4
You guys did an amazing job. You had all of the facts put into an article in a way that was interesting and easy to read. i can tell that all of you worked very hard on it. There where a couple of things that you might want to think about, possibly on your next project double or 1.5 space your articles to make it easier on the eyes and maybe go for different colors, after a while my eyes were hurting a little bit. Over all, you guys did a fantastic job.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jacob Rosenbacher
8-9 Period

1. The women in the Cahokia did much more work then the men in the tribe. Also the men and women where very sperated.

Unlike us the Cahokia where very smart about how much they ate and conserbing food.

Wampanoag tribe adapted Christainy when the Pilgrams came.

2. The tribes both had totem polls in there houses.

3. Why where there totem polls in there homes.

4. Wampanoag Time and Culture from Ms. Jacobs class 3-4. I thought there page was easy to look around and read but it was all pushed to together.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. The 1st thing I learned Wampanoag clothing was usually just a breechcloth. The 2nd thing a learned was that a breech cloth is worn between the legs. The 3rd thing was that the Wampanoag bows could shoot up to 100 yards.

2. I looked at both tribes and I noticed basketry was not as important as it is in the Pacific Northwest culture.

3. One of the pages says that the Cahokia would sacrifice a human for a good crop. How would they choose who to sacrifice?
-Ad P

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) I learned that the Cahokians were very smart because they were able to creat and take care of very detailed structures. This wall was used as a defensive strategy in case they were ever attacked. I found it interesting that the wall was never used for war but some say ended up being used as a social barrier.

2) The difference between the Cahokians and the Tribes of the Pacific Northwest is that they both had detailed plans on war however the Tribes of the Pacific Northwest did not have structures to help keep enemies off there land.

3) I would have liked to know how the Cahokians came up with the idea of using mounds for many different uses.

4) The design and colors of the website were great. I could easily read it. Great job Max, Michael, Shane and Alex. My only comment is that the editors should have looked better because I found some easy spelling mistakes.

Cory S.
Pd. 8 Mrs. Anderson

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joshua Koenig
3-4th period
Mrs. Anderson's Class
1)In Wompanoag government, a woman could be chosen to be the great Sachem. The Great Sachem was the head ruler of the tribe. Many of the Wamponoag holidays are centered around food.
2) The Pacific Northwest indians also believed in Spirits.
3)How are the Womponoags now?
4)I really liked it, but I thought that white type on a blue background was hard to read.
Josh

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gaya coomaraswamy
8-9 period
Ms.doyle

Northwest Pacific Native Americans
1) The Northwest Pacific Native Americans did not wear much clothes most of the year. The women wore cedar bark for everyday clothing material, which would most likely be skirts. On special occasions, they would wear animal skin and other body parts. The Northwest Pacific Native Americans didn’t grow plants but ate a lot of seafood. They also had a lot of guessing games

2) The cahokians hunted and gathered or grew plants .The Northwest Pacific Native Americans ate a lot of seafood because they lived close to the sea and other streams. One similarity was that the Northwest Pacific Native Americans used long trees as canoes

3) Did the Northwest Pacific Native Americans have different gender roles? If they did what were they?

4) It was a very clear and well detailed page.

Wampanoag
1) The Wampanoag tribe had different herbs and berries to make their food flavorful. They have very different roles for men and women. The women seem to have very big roles in the Wampanoag tribe.

2) Both the Wampanoag and the cahokians hunted for their food and grew plants.

3) Did the Wampanoag have any rituals or religion?

4) The website is to general. It needs more facts on how it makes itself unique from other tribes.

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christian Castaneda
Period 3-4
Mrs. Anderson's class

1.
I thought that the group in Ms. Doyle's 8-9 periods class (The City of Cahokia) did a really nice job in presenting there information. I learned from this group that the people of Cahokia houses changed over time which was due to the technology that was available to them. This allowed them to be able to construct actual houses instead of the teepees that their people used to build and use.I thought that this web page was put together nicely.I would like to see how the building they built looked like.

2.
I thought that the group in Ms. Jacobs's 8-9 periods class (Time and Culture)also did an amazing job. I learned that the Wampanoag people have lived for thousands of years in Southeastern Massachusetts. I also figured out that each reservation was entitled to have their own government, laws, and police, but, they are US citizens, so, they still have to obey the laws of the US government.I thought that this web page was put together nicely and was colorful. I still want to know what type of rules some reservations had.

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here is a comment

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Write three things you discovered about the cultures explained in the web sites.
I discovered that the cahokia tribe used alot of copper
I discovered that the cahokia tribe were very religious
I discovered that the Wampanoag tribe made lots of delicious foods
2. Note at least one similarity or difference from the culture you studied.
the Wampanoag Clothing and the Pacific Northwest clothing were different because the Pacific Northwest people used cedar bark as one of their main material to make clothing
3. Ask at least one question that you think should be answered about the cultures you read about.
Why did the cahokia tribe use lots of copper?
4. Make one comment about the design and layout of the web page you visited. Be sure your comment is constructive/helpful. Be polite but truthful.
Maybe Jeremy Archers group could hve put more pictures on their web page to make it better

By Sydney S

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ms.doyle,

its gaya, just saying hi!

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aneesh Kanakamedala
3+4 period
Ms.Doyle's Class

1.The Wampanoag Indaians lived in homes made of young saplings. The boys learned about being woodman and hunting, while the girls learned housekeeping and pottery making. The currency were white and purple shells.
2.All tribes use different ways to make their houses out of certain materials.
3.Did these tribes often meet each other? If so, what did they do?
4.Anderson:a little better if it was a little more organized.
Jacob:layout is good, but it is possible to improve on the design.
Doyle:Possible more design.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About: Ms. Jacob's, period 8-9 Products
1.) a: I learned that in the Wampanoag tribe, the woman were gatherers, and the men were hunters.
b: I learned that canoes were somtimes called dugouts.
c: That wampum are a type of bead made out of shell.
2.) Both the Wampanoag tribe and the Cahokian tribe used rocks with their pottery.
3. Why did the woman do the gathering?
4. I thought that it was cool that the backround was blue, and I liked the pictures.
~Jessica Cohen. Ms. Doyle's class, period 8-9

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Giorgi Plys-Garzotto said...

Ms. Doyle
Humanities 8-9
11/6/06

Dear Amy and Co, nice web page! Here's my post:

1. a. The religion of the Tlingit was mainly based on mythology.
b. Every Tlingit has a guardian spirit called a tukinajek.
c. The pacific northwest indians had secret societies.

2. Cahokia and the pacific northwest both believe in an afterlife.

3. Why was the Shaman society dance so gruesome?

4. The black text color didn't particularly stand out against the blue background. and it was a little difficult to read.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About: Ms. Anderson's, period 8-9 Products
1.) a: I learned about the Pacific North West Native American's art.
b: I learned that they used lots of ceder trees.
c: I learned that Totem poles were really tall, and could be 80 feet tall.
2.) Both the Pacific North West Native Americans and the Cahokians made lots of art.
3.) Why did the Pacific North West Native Americans use ceder trees for so many things?
4.) I thought that the webpage layout was good, and I liked how all of the reports were in boxes.
~Jessica Cohen. Ms. Doyle's class, period 8-9

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robert Radway
Period 3-4
Mrs. Doyle's Class


Wampanoag Daily Life by Mrs. Jacobs class Per 3-4

1.
a.)I learned that the main type of clothes the Wampanoag wear are breachcloth's
b.)Another thing I leard was that the Wampanoag children played a lot of games during the day
c.) A third thing that i learned about the Wampanoag was that they eat a lot of plants and herbs.

2. One thing that was different from the Cahokians was that the Wampanoag children played different games.

3. One questio i had was about the food. What types of meet did the Wampanoag eat?

4.The info on the page was very good but i think you should have made the words a little bigger, it was somewhat hard to read.

Religion of the Pacific Northwest Indians Mrs. Anderson's class Per 3-4

1.
a.)I learned that the Tlingit Indians belived that everyone had a gardian spirit or a Tukinajek.
b.) I also leard that Potlaches were very festive occasions but they could sometimes end in a feud

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robert Radway
Period 3-4
Mrs. Doyle's Class


Wampanoag Daily Life by Mrs. Jacobs class Per 3-4

1.
a.)I learned that the main type of clothes the Wampanoag wear are breachcloth's
b.)Another thing I leard was that the Wampanoag children played a lot of games during the day
c.) A third thing that i learned about the Wampanoag was that they eat a lot of plants and herbs.

2. One thing that was different from the Cahokians was that the Wampanoag children played different games.

3. One questio i had was about the food. What types of meet did the Wampanoag eat?

4.The info on the page was very good but i think you should have made the words a little bigger, it was somewhat hard to read.

Religion of the Pacific Northwest Indians Mrs. Anderson's class Per 3-4

1.
a.)I learned that the Tlingit Indians belived that everyone had a gardian spirit or a Tukinajek.
b.) I also leard that Potlaches were very festive occasions but they could sometimes end in a feud

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I made a mistake this is the real post.
Robert Radway
Period 3-4
Mrs. Doyle's Class


Wampanoag Daily Life by Mrs. Jacobs class Per 3-4

1.
a.)I learned that the main type of clothes the Wampanoag wear are breachcloth's
b.)Another thing I leard was that the Wampanoag children played a lot of games during the day
c.) A third thing that i learned about the Wampanoag was that they eat a lot of plants and herbs.

2. One thing that was different from the Cahokians was that the Wampanoag children played different games.

3. One question I had was about the food. What types of meet did the Wampanoag eat?

4.The info on the page was very good but i think you should have made the words a little bigger, it was somewhat hard to read.

Religion of the Pacific Northwest Indians Mrs. Anderson's class Per 3-4

1.
a.)I learned that the Tlingit Indians belived that everyone had a gardian spirit or a Tukinajek.
b.)I also leard that Potlaches were very festive occasions but they could sometimes end in a feud.
c.)A third thing i learned was that Shamans would charge for their servaces. I always thought that it would be free.

2. One thing that was similar was that both Cahokians and the Tlingit had cerimonies that included dancing

3. The page was very informative but I had one question. Who or what are the Kwakiutl?

4.I thought the page was very good but i would have made the backround a different color, and widened the width of the main Coloum. It made it very hard to read.

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Hide Lotus (Jerermy) said...

Jeremy
Ms. Doyle's
3-4 Period Class

Read:
Structures
Ms. Jacob's 8-9 Class

1. A. That everyone lived in two different types of houses. I thought that only the leaders would have a special house.
B. That we still know how the names are pronounced.
C. That they had a house of the dead. These people are starting to look more and more like us!
2. That they had multiple types of houses. Cahokia there was a standard form of living, and that was the most common.
3. Did they have any other types of buildings?
4. It could be a little easier to read, but other than that, pretty good!

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alex Chang
Per.3-4
Ms. Anderson

1.a. The people of Caholkia used the river as means of commuting from the "suburbs" to the city.
b. Urban stress was a main cause of the downfall of the Cahokia.
c. The Wampanoags clothing is similar in some ways to American clothing.

2. The Wampanoag were similar to the Northwest Pacific Indians in the way that they both hunted and gathered their food.

3. What were some of the traditonal medicines that the Wampanoag used?

4. I thought the Cahokia City webpage was very well organized and the pictures clear and easy to understand.
The daily life of the Wampanoag webpage had excellent clolor and pictures as well. However, I could not tell who wrote this webpage.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous max lehman said...

Max Lehman
Period 3-4
Mrs. Doyle

1. Some things I discovered were that the main scources of government were Monarchy and Republic Democracy. I read two contridicting paragraphs from the pacific north-west group. One of them said that the position of chief was passed down through bloodline. It also said that the chief had the power to do good or bad. Another said that their government was similar to ours and the people could vote.
2. A difference in the pacific north-west from the mid-west was that collecting food was different. In the mid-west their was the Mississippi river and lake Michigan. The mid-west were probably at an advantage because of the plentifull irrigation.
3 Why did the law say that they will do what the government will do what ever they can in order to protect and serve the people, when in fact the women were completley separated from the men in jobs and daily life?
4. I read two very contridicting articles about the Pacific North-West tribes' government. I don't know which one to follow or refer to.

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alex Ortel
Period 3+4
DOyle

1.
a)Wampanoag Indians made large and delicious feasts.
b)Wampanoags lived in houses called wigwams.
c)The North Pacific Indians tribes wore clothing mainly made of cedar bark?

2.It seems that the Cahokians and the Northwest Pacific Indians were both very religious.

3.Wampanoags- Where did the Wampanoags reside?
Northwest Pacific Indians- Do N.P.I.s still celebrate Potlatches?

4. On the Wampanoag Encounters: A Sad Story, it seemed like the group could have put some more pictures into the website. Other than that, I thought the backgrounds and the pictures they had were very nice.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joyce Harduvel
Periods 3 and 4
Ms. Anderson
1. Ancient Cahokia Daily Life (3rd and 4th period)~They grew enough corn for 20,000 to 40,000 people, were sometimes called the Cakokia Moundbuilders and men and women played about the same roles as they do today.
2. Wampanoag Time and Culture (3rd and 4th period)~The rituals for hunting animals were almost exactly the same.
3. Wampanoag Structure (3rd and 4th period)~In the wooden lodges, how were the beams decorated?
4. Ancient Cahokia Daily Life (3rd and 4th period)~Your credits and moving titles were really cool, however I feel like I would have liked to know more about Daily Life and Gender Roles.
Wampanoag Structure (3rd and 4th period)~Your page was really nice, but you had some simple gramatical errors.

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice Fine
Period 8-9
Ms. Jacobs' Class

1. I learned that a big religious event among the Pacific Northwest Indians was a potlatch. In the potlatches, the Indians would give away items to show their status.
I also learned that they believed they had guardian spirits called 'Tukinajek' and that they believed that the spirits gave them good or bad years.
2. The Pacific Northwest Indians would trade their totem poles and models, while the Wampanoag mainly traded 'wampum beads,' or white and purple beads used in art.
3. What were some of the major wars that the Pacific Northwest Indians went through?
4. I think that most of the pages could use a good spell- and grammar-check.

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice again...
Sorry I thought we were supposed to post on the blog that made the webpages!

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leslie Sibener
Period 3-4 Doyle

Time/Culture Jacobs Period 3-4
1a) The Wampanoag used these three for getting food, hunt for it, grow it, or trade something they have already grown or hunted for it.

1b) In 1621 the Wampanoag tribes leader signed a treaty with the Plymouth colony, after signing the treaty they celebrated with a feast which was the first thanksgiving dinner.

1c) The Wampanoag tribe had to be very carful with the amount of food they hunted. They beleived that the spirits would be offended if they hunted to much but were also offended if they took too much.

2) The Wampanoag tribe also have one main leader, the Great Sachem. Just like how the Cahokians have the Great Sun

3) How is the Great Sachem chosen? Are there special qualifications you need or can anyone be it?

4) (this comment is on the first blog i wrote)

Religion Anderson Period 3-4

1a) The Potlach can be a festive occation, but can also be very cruel.

1b) The Tlingit Indians have a Shamanistic religion, which means they beleive in good and bad spirits inhabit the world with humans.

1c) Tlingit mythology beleives that animals were once humans who were scared that ran into the forest and sea.

2) The Tlingit Indians have a completally different religion. The Cahokinas have a cult like religion that beleives that there are three different worlds, the upper world, the lower world, and the world that is inhabited by humans and animals. The Tlingit tribe had a religion that beleives that there is only one world where good and bad spirits inhabit with humans.

3) Why did the Tlingits put on their main performances in the winter?

4) (my answer is on my other blog)

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sally L.
8+9 period
Ms.Doyle

1. I learned that the Costal Indians ate everything from roots and berries to fish and bear meat. I also learneed that having a lot of food showed wealth. It is cool how they make clothes from things aeound them.

2. I study the Cohakians and the Cahokians didn't have a big vareity of food where as the Costal Indians did.

3. I had one questions. What were the masks used for in an occasions.

4. I thought it was a good, easy to read website and that it tought me a lot of things.

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's...........CAROLINE!!!!!
Ms. Doyle, per. 8-9

Ms. Jacobs Time and Culture for per.3-4

1. I learned that they have many food based holidays to give thanks for their food. In 1663, the Wampanoags made their first bible. Hunters would traditionally ask an animal for forgiveness prior to killing it.
2. Like Cahokians, Wampanoags belived strongly in being kind to on another.
3. I was curious as to why Wampanoags would cry to their god. I found myself wanting to know more about that.
4. I liked how their web page had white lettering on a blue backround. It made their page pop un-like black lettering on a white backround.

Ms. Anderson Daily Lives per. 8-9

1. They ate mostly seafood due to their location. In the Salish tribe, it was customary that everyone wear as little as possible. Their houses were made of red ceder.
2. Cahokians did not rely on seafood for nourishment as the Northwesterners did.
3. Did they have any other major food groups besides seafood?
4. Though the white one purple color scheme was nice, I think some pictures would have added to your web page.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rosie Cuneo-Grant
Period 3/4 Anderson
Take 2

Ms.Doyle, 8/9, Daily Life
1. I learned that The Cahokians grew squash, pumpkin, corn and sunflowers. The Cahokians believed in the underworld and heaven. They used the clay from the riverbanks to make useful tools.
2.One similarity is that both the Cahokian and Pacific Northwest Indians lived by water, and it was a big part of their lives.
3.What was the mourning process of the Cahokians?
4. I love the color! It would be nice to have a title, though.

Ms.Jacobs, 8/9, Daily Life
1. I learned the kids were like kids today, they went to school, hepled around the house and played. Sobaheg is homemade soup, cornbread and stews. In the Wampanoag tribe, women farmed and took care of the childeren.
2. A similarity is the fact the in the Wampanoag tribe and the Pacific Northwest Indians, only the men were aloud to become chiefs.
3. What did the children wear? Did they have pajamas?
4. I like the pictures, but captions would be nice. Also, give credit to the people who wrote it!

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aasha Holmes
8-9
Ms. Doyle's Class

I did Ms. Anderson's class 8-9 Government, and Ms. Jacobs class 8-9 Wild Life. The first thing I discovered about the cultures explained in the websites is that the potlach is an important aspect in Pacific Northwest society. Second in a Wampanoag tribe every one helps to gather food. Third the Wampanoag tribe called soup, cornbread, and stew, "sobaheg". One similarity I saw from the Wampanoag tribe is that they ate deer same as the Cahokians. Did the boys from the Northwest Pacific really swim fast and hold their breath longer under water after eating all those gross things? The 8-9 Northwest Pacific Government page was very nice and creative. Ms. Jacobs 8-9 Wild Life page was well thought out and I liked the pictures.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kristina Wald
Ms. Doyle
p. 3-4
1. (Wampanoag products p. 3-4)The Wampanaog made flutes out of gun barrels after the arrival of the Europeans. A Wampanoag man once harpooned a great white sperm whale. The Wampanoag used advanced weapons for their time. (Northwest Pacific history and modern times p. 8-9) Potlach means "to give." The Russians built a fort on Tlingit property in the seventeen hundreds. The slave owners did not make their slaves do much.

2. (Wampanoag) Both cultures use the bones of the White-tailed deer. (Pacific Northwest) The people of the Pacific Northwest came to America 15000 to 35000 years ago, whereas the Cahokians came 12000 to 20000 years ago.

3. (Wampanoag) Could you elaborate more on the flute being "related to emotional expression"? (Northwest Pacific) If they didn't leave any written records, do they have any artifacts or other things that tell their history and if so what?

4. (Wampanoag) I like the columns you used and the pictures you used, and the text was clear and easy to read. (Northwest Pacific) The text was pretty close up against the column boxes. Also, the title color and background color did not go together particularly well.

7:50 PM  
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7:52 PM  
Blogger Peggy Doyle said...

I've just read through the comments that have been posted so far, and I am quite impressed by the general level of detail, the way you all are noticing important similarities and differences between these tribes, and your careful comments about the design of the pages. It is clear that you are reading each others web pages critically and carefully. Great work!
-Ms. Doyle

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucy Doss
3+4 Doyle

1)Products made by the Wampanoac weapons were made light and easy to carry around. Some women still use traditional fires to fire the clay. Also they used canoes to get around that could carry up to 20 people.

2)Both of the tribes made pottery, but they made canoes made from the tree trunks of pines, and cheastnutes.

3)why did the Wampanoag tribe have the women harvest all the crops and do all the farm work?

4) i really like how this group used different color backrounds but i think it would have been easier to read it they put more space in between the differnt paragraphs.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matthew Jungert
Per. 3-4
Ms. Doyle

1.I learned that the kids made from a marriage belonged to their mothers clan and the fathers heir was not his own son but rather his sister’s son. Coastal Indian’s clothes were more focused on shedding water than retaining heat; women wore beautiful yet durable shirts, skirts, moccasins, and leggings. Men normally wore very little clothing, but wore leggings too. Herbs and fruits were used to cure a variety of ailments, for example the black cherry was used to treat diarrhea, Dogbane tea was used for contraceptive purposes, and wild onion and garlic were used to treat insect bites.
2.In ancient Cahokia fish were also a main food supply since Cahokia was located next to a major river while the coastal cultures were next a big water source too.
3.If a marriage didn’t work out to well and both the bride and the groom were displeased was it possible to end their marriage honorably and without pain? If so who had the power to do so.
4.Alex, Grace, and Benny, it would have been nice if you guys had put some visual aids in the website like pictures of their clothing and stuff like that.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.) I learned that the Wanpanoag people were even more like us than the Cahokians. The children were more helpful than we are today and the women have a significent amount of jobs in the society. Not like the early Americans where the women were to be quiet and sit at home and sow.
2.) The Wanpanoag children didn't play as much as the Cahokians, games were a major part in the Cahokian culture. For the Wanpanoag's, it didn't seem like they were into games. They seemed more focused on work.
3.) I thought that they should have talked more about how the enviroment affected them. They enviroment was very important to all the Native Americans because they would have to hunt and make everything they wanted. They couldn't just go to a store. They should talk about where they got their materials from and where they lived.
4.) The blog I read was for Mrs. Jacobs class period 8-9 Daily Life, I looked and they didn't include their names. I was wondering who wrote it. It was well written and the format and pictures were appropriate for their topic but I don't know who they are.

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ps. The one above was written by Stephanie Funk, Doyle, period 8-9

8:15 PM  
Blogger jessica h. said...

1. I learned that the Northwest Pacific Indians set there tribes in different clans. These clans had different ways of dong things sometimes. In one clan a girl would get married at 15 or 16 and a boy would get married at 16 or 17. In this clan, the parents of the spouses eschanged gifts for the marriage. In another clan marriage was much simpler. If a man persuaded a women to come back to his campsite adn stay there they ere considered married.

2. A difference that I noticed is that the Northwest Pacific Indians split their tribe up into clans, adn those clans developed different ways of doing things. Which is different from the Cahokians becasue the Cahokians stayed together as one tribe and did everything the same way.

3. A question I think should be answered is "Why did the Northwestern Pacific Indians split their tribe into clans?"

4. Overall the website was good. The only thing that should be added is an explanation for why they split into clans.

8:16 PM  
Blogger jessica h. said...

1. I learned that the Wamponoag tribe lived in houses called Wetus. These houses were made by first making a wooden frame, and then covrering the frame with things like cotton blankets, bark, reed mats, and animal hides.

2. A similaity that I noticed between the Wamponoag and the Cahokians is that they both used animal hides for things that were important.

3. A question that should be answered on this site is "Were there any other important sructures in the house besides the fire pit?"

4. I think that the site was good overall. It could use some more information for some of the facts, also because I thought it was a lttle short.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jayce Feiger
Period 3+4
Ms. Doyle

1. The Wampanogs had three basic plants that they grew. These were corn, beans, and squash. The Wampanogs had festivals and rituals celebrating their crops. They named days after the crops. The Wampanogs have the right to eat whale carcasses if they wash up on shore near their land.

2. The Wampanog leader had to work like everybody else. However, in Cahokia, the leader was carried around, and thought of almost god-like.

3. Were there any special spirist or gods that they believed in that had names, besides the Creator?

4. The paragraphs were well written, the pictures were great, but there could have been a heading with all the group member's names.

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taylor Crowl
Doyle
period 8-9

About:Structures 8-9 Ms. Jacobs
1.I learned that the Wampanoag tribe built a kind of house called a wetu, it was a small house built out of cattails and saplings. They also built another type of house called a nushweety, a larger house made of saplings and bark

2.The Wampanoag tribe lived in houses that were alot different then the Cahokians. The women were also alot more respected in the Wampanoag society than in the Cahokian.

3.They talked about saplings alot, but they never said exactley what that was.

4.I really liked the background color and text color that they picked. There was some misspelled words in some of the articles.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous TMCsec2 said...

Charlie Jiang
10/06/06
Humanities
Per 3-4

Mrs. Jacobs per 3-4
Wampanoag products

1. 3 things I learned reading from the Wampanoag are that they use wood, brass, pottery, and stone to make tools. They are known for their clay pottery, made with buffy-red clay. Some of their instruments included drums made from wood and deer skin; rattles made with cow horn, with wooden handles; flutes that were made from wood, bone, or clay; and whistles. A final thing is that they had advanced weapons: harpoons made out of wood with an arrowhead at the end to fish, hooks out of bone attached to string, and fish weirs.

2. A similarity is that the Wampanoag used plant fibers for weaving, and one thing they weaved was baskets.

3. What are some of the resources they had around them and what are some resources they traded for?

4. The backround color seemed a bit glaring when I opened the site. I think a less bright color would work better, so as not to be as distracting. Also, the articles didn't contain names. It helps to know who wrote an article!!!

Mrs. Anderson's per 3-4
Northwest Pacific products

1. An interesting thing I learned is that Totem Poles aren't just religious, but is also a family tree, where every family member is represented by an animal. I learned that face masks were an important part of the Northwest Pacific Natives. I found out that baskets had three different styles of weaving: plaited, twined, and coiled.

2. One of the difference with baskets is that the Northwest Pacific Natives weave in designs on the baskets. The Cahokians weren't that artisitic with weaving.

3. A question I have about the Totem Poles is this: What are some other animals carved on totem poles?

4. It seems to me that there are no borders, in the text, everything is scrunched up against the table walls. Maybe if the table border were hidden, and cell spacing were removed, the page would appear cleaner. Also, I think the title could be larger and have more room than being at the very top.

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talyor Crowl
Doyle
8-9

About: Daily Life, Ms. Anderson 8-9
1.I learned that the Northwest Pacific Native Americans hunted seals, salmon, whales, and walruses. That they usualy didn't wear anything and when they did it was clothing made frome cedar bark. That they built different houses depending on the time of year. That they played a game called a blanket toss, a game very similar to the trampoline.

2.The Northwest Pacific Native Americans played many games that involved gambling and phyisical talent just like the Cahokians.

3.Did they grow anything? What did they eat besides the animals they caught in the ocean?

4.They did really good reasearch, all of the articles were very detailed and had good facts. I think it would have made your page even beeter if you had added some pictures.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waters Cahill
per. 3/4

1. I learned that in the tribe that Mrs. Jacobs class covered, that the boys learned about the woods and hunting, that the men hunted raccons, and that the children lived allmost the same as we did today.
2.They are similar because they all played about the same roles in society as we did today.
3.I would like to know what the roles men and women played in greater detail.
4. I liked the layout of the website, allthough I would have liked to see more spacing between the different articles, other than that the website I visited was very good.

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JAMIE MCNAMEE
8-9 period
Ms. Doyle's class

1] I learn that the indains lived in wigmams and that they were aranged in a circle for trible riligon and stuff like that.
2] I think one similarity is that the people lived close to one another.
3] what is the maen structur in the city
4] I think you could have told the information a bit better and not be so flat out.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By David Matthews

Three things I learned were...

1.) ...Wampanoag people used wodden and brass spoons for cooking and used arrow heads and harpoons for fishing. They also used the bow and arrow for hunting.

2.) ...The Wampanoag people were smart enough to build canoes, in which they fish from. Instuments constisted of drums, rattles, flutes, and whistles. Drums were made with a wooden frame and deer hide.

3.) ...The North West Indians were very creative. They made hats, shoes, socks, ponchos, and other clothing out of only baskets!
___________________________________________________
Whoever made the page about Products in Mrs. Jacobs class in period 3+4, I like how you organized your information. The page has no names on it though...
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I noticed that the Products page I was just talking about said that they used wood and brass for tools and structures. When I wrote my articles about culture, I found that they made wooden houses, not teepees.
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My question would be, where are the Wanapanoag people located?
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-David Matthews

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Sophy Schulman

I read Ms. Anderson's class' website on the products that the Haida tribe produced. It was interesting to learn about the baskets they wove, and how the Haida put pebbles in baskets, and decorated them with patterns of whale harpooning, whales and other designs. Another thing I learned about this culture is that they celebrated potlucks to celebrate their wealth adn statice, and pass on responsibility--but I did not know that the guests "were sometimes seated incorrectly to humiliate them", and usually ended in a feud.
A third thing I did not know about the Haida tribe's culture was that in weddings, the amount of wealth that could be given away was an important factor in marriage. One similarity between the Haida tribe and the Cahokians is that they both produced face masks--and both cultures used them for ceremonies. I have one question about medicine: Did the Haida tribe use ceremonies or "medicine men" to cure sickness besides just making cures out of herbs? I thought your website was in order, but it might have been nice to see all paragraphs in columns. The layout was clear, and the paragraphs were informative.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JAMIE MCNAMEE
8-9
Ms. Doyle's class

1] I learn that the indains had a government amd that they did not live with out a government
2] I think one similarity is the power of the people
3] what a re some of the governments power.
4] I found some spelling errors and I would like mor information.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear nathan caroline dorval and chloe
your blog was great. the cahokia moving at the top made it a bit more interesting the info you guys had was great. also chloe why exactly is the monks mound the biggest and was "the great sun god associated with the monks mound for part of something else"

chris

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Anderson's class
Marty Garrett-Currie
Periods 8-9
Doyle
It was interesting to learn about the kinds of houses that were used by theWampanoag Tribe, as well as how they fit into their daily lives, and what they were made of. The Wampanoag Tribe is simalar to the Chaokians in that they both don't live in teepees. I am still wonder ing why does she man watch the dead? It was over all great but it might have been better if you had columns.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kamilah Reid
3+4 period
Mrs. Anderson

1. I learned that the Cahokia indian men and women had different rolls in the house hold. The men woke up in the morning and went out to hunt for food. The women mostly stayed at home doing house work. Just like the people In ancient Mesopotamia.

2. The Cohokia Indians where a very advanced culter fro there time. They where already playing games. Some of the same games we play today.

3. Cahokia- What where some of the games
Wamponoag- How did they tank the spirits when they helped them.

4. I thought that the desighns of the web sites where relly good. But with some I would have liked more information.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gene Cochrane, Periods 3/4 of Ms. Anderson’s class.

1. To start, I found that the Wampanoags highly enjoyed cranberries, a fact that I would not have guessed on my own. Secondly, I learned of a strange, but ingenious farming tactic put to use by some Wampanoags; the idea of planting three different plants (corn, squash, and beans) very close to each other to utilize the unique characteristics of each one for the benefit of the surrounding plants. Lastly, I learned that women were allowed into power in the Wampanoag tribes if no suitable heir was found, something that I assumed was never allowed. For these, I read over the Time & Culture page of the ¾ humanities period belonging to Ms. Jacobs.

2. I noted the large emphasis on farming displayed on the Products page of Ms. Jacobs’ ¾ periods. This demonstrates a large difference from the people of the Pacific Northwest that I was required to study, who abandoned agriculture in favor of a food source more suitable to their area: fishing.

3. I was wondering of the etymology of the word “wigwam” shown on the Structures page of Ms. Jacobs’ ¾ periods. Do we know what it meant in their language?

4. The Products page of Ms. Jacobs’ ¾ periods class had a good idea to use a visible table to separate their articles into different columns, but there were some downsides. The margins both outside and inside the table were a tad small, making it generally difficult to read, and the table interfered with the images a bit.

7:41 AM  
Blogger IDIOTDETECTOR said...

1. the only weapons were for fishing and hunting. the architecture was simple and sturdy.
2. the only food was what nature and fishing/hunting gave them.
3. i would like to see something about the geography and tribal structure.
4. the pages were informational, but should have been printable. by printable, i mean thin enough to fit in the area of one page wide, not one page long.

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jolisha Johnson

1. I learned that the Wampanoag were not forced to take the cristian religion and that they willing adopted it.I also learned that that they are american citizens.I learned how to say dog wolf bear and fox in Algonquian.
2. In Cahokia, they were wipe out and in Wampanoag a fatal disease killed alot of there people.
3.Do the Wampanoag have to pay taxes.
4.I think overall Maddy, Sarah, Nicholas and Kelsea did a good job and there pictures were grade
1.I learned that they mourned for 6 days and that they made great canoes and that they made totem poles .
2.Cahokia and the north pacific native americans were both very good at art.
3.Did they make there own cloths?
4. They did a good job but they could have had a background color

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Nicolas Levy said...

1.I learned that Cakokia was the largest city until the 1800s. The Wampanoags had two kinds of houses a small one and bigs one. Cahokians probably died out because they ran out of wood.

2. The wampanoag structures were similar to the PNW because they both used wood and animal skins.

3. Why did the wampanoags want to have such big homes?

4. It was good how you put the picture between each paragraph.

9:21 PM  

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