Iowans Give Up Nomad Life

Time Frame: 1000

Early Iowans began to give up their nomad lives in about the year 1000. They began to settle in one place and grow crops.
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“First People of the Prairies,” The Iowa Heritage: Program # 1, Iowa Public Television, 1979.

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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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