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Goshute Tribe Presentation

Goshute tribe presentation: Utah Studies
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katherine markman

on 24 October 2012

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Goshutes Only 450 people reside in the Goshute Tribe. The Goshutes are an indigenous people of the Great Basin, they have existed for the past 800 years.. Their traditional territory extends from the Great Salt Lake to the Steptoe Range in Nevada, and south to Simpson Springs. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Navajo and Ute slave raiders preyed upon the Goshutes. They were the main resource of slaves for the Utes. Most of their lifetime they have struggled to survive.They have always been more gatherers than hunters.The Goshute Indians are not violent people and have never had a big war with any other tribes.They didn't use horses because they thought they were a waste of energy and resources. The Goshute Tribe lives in a sparsely populated
part of North Western Utah. The Goshute Indians own about 112,870 acres of land. In the spring they live closer to the mountains, then in the fall they live in Skull Valley.There are actually two Goshute reservations; the largest of the them is the Deep
Creek reservation located on the Utah/Nevada border. The second, and smaller, reservation is found in the Skull Valley in Tooele County. This region is viewed as a harsh, hard, and unforgiving place. The Goshute tribe lived in wickiups.
Wickiups are an American Indian hut consisting of an oval frame covered with brushwood or grass. Goshute Tribes Angry with the Federal Government for
Including them in Pipeline Plan
By: Richard Paitt, May 24, 2012
www.ksl.com
In May of 2012, "Southern Nevada Water Authority won approval in March from Nevada's state engineer to pump up to 84,000 acre-feet of water from rural areas to help quench the thirst of the Las Vegas Valley. J.C. Davis, spokesman for the water authority, has said the $3.5 billion pipeline could provide enough water for up to 168,000 average southern Nevada homes per year." This includes pumping water from the Utah Goshute's aquifer.
The Utah, California, and Arizona Goshute Indians will not be ignored any more by disagreeing government officials. They are saying, No, you can not do this to our land; this is our ancestors' homeland, and it is now ours. This is where we hold our religious ceremonies, and we don't like what you are doing to it. If you will ignore us, then put some of that water to us; it is our water.
Opinion:
I agree with the Goshute Indians. It is their land, and their ancestors lived and died there. Here we are barging in and taking that right from them. We can't just take their water; it is in their land, and the country is already in debt to China. We should not be paying 3 billion dollars on pipelines. I agree we need water too, but this is theirs. The Goshute Indians wore little clothing.They did wear beads, feathers, and also animal skin. Boys and some girls remained nude especially in summer. Otherwise girls wore a front apron. Even in winter many people wore few clothes other than fur robes. What clothing existed was made of rabbit skin and/or the hides of bighorn sheep, antelope, or deer. If these material were scarce, people used bark or grass as clothing materials. Women wore twined sage-bark, or willow hats and a skin gown in winter. Both sexes wore fur or sage-bark moccasins in winter. They pierced their ears and wore ear and neck ornaments of shell and bone. Face and body painting and tattooing were common, especially among young adults. The hides of the buffalo were used in making leather for clothing.To make clothing the hides were skinned from the animal and laid out in the sun for several days, tanning the skin and helping to prevent decomposition. Once the hide was tanned it was cut and decorated. After decoration, the pieces were often bound together using leather strips or sewn with wool thread. Men wore breech clothes, belts made by hanging leather pieced down the front and back. Women wore skirts and tunics, though in some tribes women only covered their lower halves. For shoes, moccasins were also cut from the tanned leather, sometimes lined with warm fur. For important ceremonies the clothing was decorated with ornate designs, feathers, beads and jewelry.bracelets, rings, necklaces, and earrings -- were often made with strips of string or leather and beads. A cloak made of rabbit skins. Wore clothes woven from plants or deer hide. Food
The Goshute Indians were also known as the "Diggers." The origin of this came from the whites who observed them digging for roots and other things. They ate roots, tubers, bulbs, insects, small animals, and wild vegetable foods. The Goshute knew and used at least eighty-one plant species. Myth The Goshute Indians had a technique of catching grasshoppers to eat.
They would dig a large hole, ten feet wide by four feet deep; then, in a large circle of people, four acres across, they would beat the ground holding branches and frighten the grasshoppers to make them jump forward. Little by little they would chase them into the hole. When they were done, the hole would be filled. The Goshute Indians speak the Shoshonean language. Fun Facts The Goshute Indians were mostly gatherers. They did do some hunting but for the most part they were gatherers. Quiz History Current Event Location Shelter Clothing 1. 2. 3. 1. The Goshutes did not like
to eat or catch grasshoppers.
True or False
2. What is the Goshute Indians' current population? 3. What did the Goshute Indians wear?
a. Swimsuits
b. Exotic clothing from India, Africa, and Australia
c. Beads, feathers, and animal skins.
d. The usual clothing: a t-shirt, skinny jeans, and a pair of Vans. 4. What did the Goshute indians live in?
a. Wickiups
b. Tepees
c. Motor homes
d. Mansions 5. What language did the Goshutes speak?
a. Pig Latin
b. Shoshonean
c. Navajo
d. French 6. What were the Goshute Indians?
a. Hunter
b. Gatherer
c. Agricultural
d. All of the above Thank you for your attention.
The End Myth One day the Goshute tribe were outside and were hunting buffalo. They killed so many buffalo that they made the great spirit angry, so he made it rain for 5 years straight. Every day they prayed for it to stop raining, and one day it did. It had rained for so long that all of the dirt and lose rock under their feet were washed away. The Goshute people were left in what we know now to be the Great Basin, a big bowl shape in the middle of nowhere. They had prayed for it to stop raining so much that every year since those 5 years it only rains 5 times a year. That is why the Goshute Indians land is so dry and barren. It is still that way till this day. That is how the Great Basin came to be. Customs The Goshute Indians liked to tell stories. They especially liked to tell stories during the winter time. They often told their stories in a song. The Goshute Indians beaded like many other indian tribes. If you get the right answer you can have a piece of candy!!! False 450 people C. a. b. b.
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