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Chapter 2, Lesson 1: Discovering the First Californians (pp. 32-36)

I. First Californians

II. Scientists Find Clues to Early Life

    A. Scientists, called archaeologists, search for objects and other clues that tell them about the past.

    B. Archaeologist Stuart Streuver discovered the earliest permanent homes in North America.

III. People Live in Tribes

    A. The first people in California lived in villages along the coast or by rivers and streams.

    B. A group of people who live in the same area, are related to each other, speak the same language, and have similar religious beliefs are called a tribe.

    C. Native Americans belong to two nations -- their tribal nation and the United States of America.

    D. By 1492, more than 100 tribes lived all over California.

    E. Since the first European settlers thought that the Americas were India, they called the Native Americans "Indians."

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