WebQuest 6-The Mississippian Period

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WebQuest 6
The Mississippian Period (AD 1000-1650)
Directions
1.) Complete the WebQuest exactly as posted on Haiku (Parts 1-5 in order).
2.) Try to fill out all the information, even if you do not think you are right.
3.) Proofread your answers and upload your completed WebQuest 6 in DropBox on Haiku.
Part 1: Quick Study-The Mississippian Period in NC (AD 1000-AD 1650)
Follow the link in Part 1 on Haiku, read the article “Quick Study: Mississippian Period,” and answer the
questions below. Summarize the information-DO NOT CUT AND PASTE DIRECTLY FROM THE SITE.
1.) What parts of North Carolina had the presence of the Mississippian Cultural Tradition?
2.) How do subsistence patterns change? What foods are now important?
3.) How do settlement patterns change?
4.) What is built in the southern Piedmont and the regions near the Mountains in NC?
5.) How do we know that conflict began to occur? What do archaeologist think caused intertribal
conflict?
6.) How does pottery change?
7.) How do burial practices evolve?
Part 2: The Village Farmers: The Mississippian Period AD 1000 to 1650
Follow the link in Part 2 of WebQuest 6. It will take you to an article which describes the Mississippian
Period in North Carolina. At the beginning of this article is a Cherokee story called “The Coming of
Corn.”
Read the Cherokee story “The Coming of Corn” at the beginning of the article. Answer the following
questions about the story.
1.) What is the grandson’s job and what is the grandmother’s job?
2.) Who does the grandmother in up being?
3.) Why does she leave her grandson?
4.) What does she give her grandson and his people?
5.) How does this story explain the beginnings of corn agriculture for the Cherokee?
Part 3: Peoples of the Piedmont
Follow the link “Peoples of the Piedmont.” Read the article and complete the following chart as you
read. Summarize the information-DO NOT CUT AND PASTE DIRECTLY FROM THE SITE.
The Hogue site
Time period
Shelter/Settlement
Food
Containers/Tools
Culture (including burial
practices
The Wall site
Pee Dee culture
Part 4: Peoples of the Mountains
Follow the link “Peoples of the Mountains.” Read the article and complete the following chart as you
read. Summarize the information-DO NOT CUT AND PASTE DIRECTLY FROM THE SITE.
*The Pisgah and the Qualla groups are believed to be the ancestors of the Cherokee.
Pisgah
Time period
Shelter/Settlement
Food
Containers/Tools
Culture (including burial
practices
Qualla
Part 5: Peoples of the Coastal Plain Cultures
Follow the link “Peoples of the Coastal Plain.” Read the article and complete the following chart as you
read. Summarize the information-DO NOT CUT AND PASTE DIRECTLY FROM THE SITE.
Colington
Time period
Shelter/Settlement
Food
Containers/Tools
Culture (including burial
practices
Cashie
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