The first people first world ppl were old world hunters who crossed a land bridge called. Beringia (into alaska & yukon) ~30-25,000bp the first ppl of na are called paleo-indias, who arrived ~11,000bp. Paleo-indians developed 3 hunting cultures: clovis, folsom & plano. Used fluted points to hunt mammoths & mastodons, became extinct, then hunted buffalo and caribou, fish & plants. Culture areas: geographic regions w/ 1) a common set of natural conditions that resulted in similar plants & animals, 2) inhabitants who used a common set of hunting, fishing & food-gathering techniques & tools. Algonquin s (cree, ojibwa) are descendants of the paleo-indians. Domesticated plants & animals, planted corn, beans & squash ( the 3 sisters ) 2 developments were necessary before the arctic could be occupies: melting of ice sheet that covered arctic canada, emergence of a hunting technique that would enable ppl to live in an.