Prehistoric People and European Exploration of Georgia
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During which Native American time period did the Europeans first arrive in Georgia?29
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During which Native American time period did the Europeans first arrive in Georgia?
Why did the population of American Indians in Georgia decline after European exploration?
Diseases killed Native Americans
Warfare killed Native Americans
Native Americans moved to Europe
Slavery removed many Native Americans from Georgia30sEditDelete
What was the main food source that Mississippian Indians grew in their gardens?
Why did the Spanish want to explore the New World?
Enslave Native Americans
Create a Prison Colony
God, Gold, Glory30sEditDelete
Why did the British want to explore the New World?
Enslave Native Americans
Spread Christianity with Missions
Find Gold and Silver30sEditDelete
During the Mississippian period, how was Native American society organized?
Plantations with an owner controlling one or more large farms
Chiefdoms with a Chief controlling one or more villages
Missions with a Friar controlling one or more churches
Bands with the elder family member leading the nomadic search for food30sEditDelete
What best characterizes the Native people of the Mississippian period?
Wooly Mammoth Hunters
What happened to the Native American culture in Georgia following European exploration?
The Native population was highly valued by the explorers for their culture.
The Native population stayed the same.
The Native population increased.
The Native population declined.30sEditDelete
What famous Spanish explorer entered Georgia from Florida and traveled extensively in the state before moving on to the Mississippi River?
Hernando de Soto
Juan Ponce de Leon
Why did the Spanish establish missions in Georgia's barrier islands and into the Okefenokee Swamp area?
To grow plantation crops for sell in Europe
To learn about Native American culture
To collect resources to send back to Spain
To convert Native Americans to Catholicism30sEditDelete
What is mercantilism?
British idea that they should export more and import less to improve their wealth
British idea that colonies should provide a military outpost in the New World
Spanish belief that Native Americans should be converted to Roman Catholicism
Spanish idea that the more gold an explorer found the more glory he would have30sEditDelete
Why were the Native Americans eventually able to move from nomadic hunter-gatherers to live in settled villages?
They developed a written language
They developed the atalatl
They learned how to build mounds for their chiefs
They learned to grow crops (horticulture)30sEditDelete
Which of the following is a construction technique used by Mississippian Indians?
Wattle and Daub30sEditDelete
Which European nation was the first to come to live in the Americas during the Age of Exploration?
Which Native American led a revolt against the Spanish missions?
Guale and Mocama are . . .
Names of two French cities in North America.
Names of DeSoto's two ships.
Names of two British forts in Georgia.
Names of two Spanish regions in Georgia.30sEditDelete
Why is Juanillo important in the history of Spanish missions in Georgia?
He was a Native American who led a revolt against the Spanish intervention in Native American culture.
He was a Spanish explorer who first came through Georgia and made contact with Mississippian Indians.
He was the first Native American to convert to Catholicism in Georgia and became a leader in the building missions.
He was a Spanish priest who helped establish the first mission in Georgia on Cumberland Island.30sEditDelete
How were Mississippian Indian societies organized?
Chiefdoms -- villages under the control of a central leader.
Countries and States -- united under one government
Nomadic -- small bands of Natives traveling in search of food.
Small villages near rivers with no real government.30sEditDelete
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