Native American Tribes From Western North America

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The Native American tribes populated different regions of America, causing them to adapt to different ways of life while nonetheless still sharing some similar practices. The Chinook tribe from Western North America, the Comanche tribe from the Great Plains, and the Cherokee tribe from Eastern North America had some differences and similarities in economic development, social diversification, and lifestyle.
The Chinook, Comanche, and Cherokee tribes each had different ways of acquiring food. The Chinooks were a fishing people whose staple food was salmon, the Comanche people hunted buffalo, and the Cherokees farmed crops. Nonetheless, they all hunted small game and gathered edible plants to supplement their diet.
Also, they all traded with other Indians. The Chinooks had a trade network that extended all the way from the south of California to east of the Great Plains where they traded dried fish, slaves, canoes, and ornamental shells. The Comanche traded with other tribes of the Great Plains and the Southwest and exchanged products of the hunt (bison robes, dried meat, and tallow). The Cherokees traded their salt with other Indians in Eastern North America.
In all of the tribes, women generally worked at home and men worked outside. Women cooked and took care of the children. Men hunted and fought for the tribe, though men in the Cherokee tribe also carried out medicinal and ritual activities. Only men could become chiefs but women in the Comanche tribe were in charge of…
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