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The Navajo Indian Tribe

The Navajo Indians

Matthew Cuschieri

on 2 October 2012

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In this Prezi you will be learning about the Navajo indian tribe.They lived in a hot climate. They lived in parts of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico

Considered to be one of the most wide spread indian groups.

Word Navajo comes from phrase Tewa Navahu, "highly cultivated land" Intro Grew corn/maize

Acquired bison meats from trades

Grew wheat

Ate mutton, deer, antelope, rabbits, and prairie-dogs

Also squash, grapes, pumpkins, and yucca Food By: Matt and Sean Shelter Lived in hogans

Round, wooden, cone shaped huts, packed mud surrounding it

Could be square

Door faced east for good luck+fortune Organization Each tribe had a chief

Only men could be chief

Chief = head of council

Chief didn't have complete control over council

Women wove clothes at home Enemies Azenaki Indian tribe

Spanish, Ute, and Pueblo villages because of horse feuds Tools Stories/Beliefs Clothing Materials for weapons came from trades

Weaving machine-Loom

Steel shears- for shearing wool

Hand carders-for combing sheep's wool before spinning

Spindle- for wool into yarn

Weaving batten-for separating yarn

Weaving comb- packing weft yarn into place


Bow and arrow Works Cited Wore clothes that the woman wove

Men: Women:
deerskin shirts "squaw dress"- made of dark blankets
hip leggings or
moccasins deerskin waist
native blankets skirt
blankets Many gods

Most important: Changing Woman/ Spider Woman, Sun God, The 2 Monster Slayers

Group of deities (Yei) who can be sommuned by masked dancers "Hogan." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 29 Sept. 2012. Web. 29 Sept. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogan>. "Navajo People - The Diné." Navajo People. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2012. <http://navajopeople.org/>. "Countries and Their Cultures." Religion and Expressive Culture. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2012. <http://www.everyculture.com/North-America/Navajo-Religion-and-Expressive-Culture.html>. "Navajo Indians." The Navajo and Their History. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2012. <http://www.indians.org/articles/navajo-indians.html>. THUNDER GOD The Navajo indian tribe were a farming people that traded.
They are one of the largest indian groups ever. The lived in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and also Utah and are still around.

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