- Early Iowans and the Bison
- Food of Ancient Iowans
- Burial Mounds
- Iowans Begin Raising Food
- Indians Use Bows and Arrows
- Iowans Give Up Nomad Life
- Side-notched Points
- A Bison Jump
- Paleo-Indian Clovis Spearpoint
- Bird Bone Whistle
- Animal Hide Scraping
- Copper Awl
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Iowans Give Up Nomad Life
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As time passed the Indians of Iowa came to lead a more settled life then their hunting ancestors. They depended more on agriculture for their food and all the members of the group took on specific tasks. The men hunted and fished and perhaps cleared the land for planting crops. Women planted and harvested the crops, cooked, made the clothes and raised the young children. Older children were raised by both men and women who taught them valuable skills they would need to survive as adults and they were excepted to work for the tribes survival as soon as they were able.
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