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Mountains and Basins

Texas History Project grade 7 period 3
by

Emma Holland

on 19 September 2012

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Watch this Mountains and Basins Video! http://www.desertusa.com/mag00/may/stories/photos/ht07.jpg

legacy.mckinneyisd.net/campuses/school_websites/walker/TeacherCreated/Fourth/Texas/mountains.and.basins.htm RESOURCES! http://www.mesquiteisd.org/library/achziger/MountainsandBasins.htm The major cities of the Mountains and Basins region are El Paso and Fort Davis. El Paso is the 6th largest city of Texas, with a population about 833,022 people, while Fort Davis only has a population of 1,147. El Paso is located at the far western tip of Texas and Fort Davis is 209.8 mi. east from El Paso. El Paso is known for its strong hispanic culture. In 1970, the city of El Paso sued Asarco for violating the 1967 Air Safety Code and Texas Clean Air Act. In 1972, Asarco settled with the city of El Paso. Part of their settlement was to help children with elevated blood lead levels (Taking medical exams and treatments). In 1867, Fort Davis became "The most important town in the Trans-Pecos country" when troops from the Ninth United States Cavalry reoccupied the fort. In the 1900s, the mild climate made Fort Davis a popular summer resort for wealthy Gulf Coast families. The major industries for El Paso and Fort Davis are cotton, pecan, and clay. Major Cities MOUNTAINS
AND BASINS http://legacy.mckinneyisd.net/Campuses/school_websites/walker/TeacherCreated/Fourth/Texas/mountains_and_basins.htm Emma Holland, Da Hee
Lee, Kaitlyn Kwon,
Geraldine Blanco, and Mariana Rincon Major Physical Features Some physical features include:
Rivers (Pecos and Rio Grande)
Deserts (Chihuahuan)
Basins
Plateaus
Mountains (Davis Mountains)
Big Bend National Park Some major landmarks include:
Guadalupe Mountains
Big Bend National Park
El Capitan
Hueco Tanks Historical Park
McDonald Observatory Major Landmarks Main Economic Activities
and Resources MOUNTAINS AND BASINS
KIRK
PERIOD 3
Producing (mainly) Cotton as well as pecan trees and cantaloupes (occurs mainly along the Rio Grande and where springs and wells irrigate the land)
Ranching- cattle, sheep, goat http://farm1.static.flickr.com/142/388588779_f641aa9afb.jpg http://bradleydibble.authorsxpress.com/files/cattle.jpg http://healthylifecarenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Fruit-and-Vegetables.jpg http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123107232 http://www.fortdavis.com/history.html http://www.freeworldmaps.net/united-states/texas/texas-map.jpg Native Americans Some of the tribes in the Mountains and Basins region in Texas are the Jumanos, Tiguas and Apaches. Here are some beliefs, culture and facts about these tribes:

Jumanos- the Jumanos were very easy to identify. The men cut their hair very short and left one piece long. On this lock of hair they would put many colorful beads and feathers. They also wore colorful painted markings/tatoos on their faces to recognize each other. the Jumanos were also very good traders.

Tiguas- the Tiguas had many beliefs and thoughts. One important belief was that the homeland belonged to the mother clan. But when something was transferred or given through generations the item would be passed on through the males in the family. They celebrated a very important holiday called "Fiesta de San Antonio" on June 13. On this day the men dress up in fringed jacked with beautiful colors and patterns and the women would wear long dresses with bright colors.

Apaches- The Apaches believe their beloved ancestors came from the far north and traveled down to Texas along the Rocky Mountains. Now the present day Apaches live on reserves in New Mexico. Main economic activities
Ranching- sheep and cattle Main Economic Activities and Resources Main economic resources:
tale
copper
clay
natural gas
oil
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