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Early Native American Cultures
Transcript of Early Native American Cultures
and Mary Wetterer Early Native American Cultures The Anasazi The Hopis More Interesting Facts: Even More Interesting Facts! The Southwest
Native Americans The Anasazi and
the Hopis Interesting Fact:
The Anasazi lived in the
cliffs. They didn't have fear
of falling of the edge. They
used ladders to get to most
places, but there were some
places they had to climb to. Area:
The Anasazi lived in the four corners area.
Most houses built by the Anasazi are found in
Southern Utah among the high cliffs. Where they lived:
The houses on the cliffs were called pueblos.They provided protection from
the weather and from enemies. They were made from clay brick and the Anasazi used ladders to get to their houses. Some of the pueblos had more than two hundred rooms! What their life was like:
The Anasazi ate food such as corn, squash and beans.
Their towns were linked by400 miles of roads. Agriculture
slowly complicated as irrigation systems were developed.
Pottery started replacing the baskets the Anasazi used to
use. The Anasazi were adjusting to agricultural life very well
after years of nomadic life. This change did happen with many
Native American groups. Other important facts:
Anasazi means "ancient ones" or
"The people who wandered among us." Interesting Fact:
The name Hopi means "peaceful person" Area:
Found in North Western Arizona.
This is where their ancestors have lived
for thousands of years. Where they lived:
They Lived in adobe houses,
which are made out of clay and
straw baked into hard bricks.
They were complex and could
contain many units. A family lived
in each unit. They used ladders
to reach the higher units. What their life was like:
In the past Hopi children enjoyed fishing
and hunting with their fathers. The men
were, traditionally, the political leaders.
Men and woman, however, participated in
storytelling. The Hopi people were excellent
farmers, planting corn, beans, squash, cotton and tobacco. The men hunted while the woman gathered food like nuts and fruit. They didn't go to war very often, but when they did they fought using bows and spears. They made kachina dolls, pottery and baskets. Other interesting facts:
The pottery they made used pictures, carvings, and paintings to tell a story. Some pictures instead told beliefs, dreams, and visions. The pots were not made for show, but were used in their everyday life. Works Cited: This is a picture of Anasazi ruins. "Anasazi Culture." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2012. Web. 30 Sept. 2012.
"Art, Pottery, Baskets, and Jewelry." Southwest Art. Ed. Pam Eck. IUPUI, 15 Apr. 1998. Web. 30 Sept. 2012.
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"Hopi Indian Fact Sheet." Facts For Kids: Hopi Indians (Hopis). N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2012.
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"Native American Inhabitants: Utah." CultureGrams. Bringham Young University, 2012. Web. 25 Sept. 2012. This is a picture of what a Hopi village probably looked like. This is a picture of the Hopi
House. When you visit, you can still
see the work of the Hopis. Both of these tribes strangely disappeared before the Europeans came that far West. But if they had interacted with them, they would have been treated like any other Native American tribe; either used for war or as slaves. Some people say that these tribes combined with other nearby tribes. There are people today living among us that have some Native American in their blood. These people are welcome in our society and treated fairly.