Part 2: Early History of American Indians in North Dakota

Questions: Sections 1-2

Comprehension Questions

  1. When Europeans “discovered” North America, who had already been living on this continent for thousands of years and were the first people to live in North Dakota?
  2. Archaeologists believe that the first people to arrive on this continent came from which continent? When?
  3. What is the narrow body of water that separates Asia from North America called?
  4. What were early ancestors of the American Indians called?
  5. What does “paleo” mean?
  6. What happened to the mastodons, woolly mammoths, and other prehistoric animals when the climate and vegetation changed?

Critical Thinking Questions

  1. Did Columbus and other Europeans really discover America? Explain.
  2. Explain how the glaciers affected the Bering Strait.