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The Southwestern Desert Cultural Region

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Janine Smith

on 9 October 2014

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The Southwestern Desert Cultural Region
Tribes
Geography
Natural Resources
Government
Beliefs & Customs
Location Today
Members
The Pueblo Indians included the Navajo, the Hopi, the Zuni, the Papago, & the Apache
The Southwest Desert Cultural Region is located in the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains.
The States included parts of NM, CO, TX, AZ, & CA
The Environment was hot and arid with very few rivers.
Pueblo Native Americans farmed, hunted, and raised sheep for food
Pueblo Native Americans built apartments out of clay and straw on top of mesas.
Men governed the Tribes but Women owned all of the property.
The men not only governed the tribe, but also weaved cloth.
The women owned all of the property and weaved the baskets
Pueblo Native Americans made light clothing out of cotton and sandals from leather.
Kivas were underground chambers used to perform ceremonies.
Kachinas were mythical beings that were honored in hope for rain.
The Snake dance was another ceremony held to ask for rain.
Many Hopi and Navajo still reside in Arizona on a reservation today following some of their ancient traditions like the kachina dance and the snake dance.
Both the Pueblo Indians and the Anasazi farmed to survive. They also both built and lived in adobe apartment style housing.
Both used Kivas for their religious ceremonies.
The Southwestern Desert Cultural Region
Tribes
Geography
Natural Resources
Government
Beliefs & Customs
Location Today
Members
The Pueblo Indians included the Navajo, the Hopi, the Zuni, the Papago, & the Apache
The Southwest Desert Cultural Region is located in the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains.
The States included parts of NM, CO, TX, AZ, & CA
The Environment was hot and arid with very few rivers.
Pueblo Native Americans farmed, hunted, and raised sheep for food
Pueblo Native Americans built apartments out of clay and straw on top of mesas.
Men governed the Tribes but Women owned all of the property.
The men not only governed the tribe, but also weaved cloth.
The women owned all of the property and weaved the baskets
Pueblo Native Americans made light clothing out of cotton and sandals from leather.
Kivas were underground chambers used to perform ceremonies.
Kachinas were mythical beings that were honored in hope for rain.
The Snake dance was another ceremony held to ask for rain.
Many Hopi and Navajo still reside in Arizona on a reservation today following some of their ancient traditions like the kachina dance and the snake dance.
Both the Pueblo Indians and the Anasazi farmed to survive. They also both built and lived in adobe apartment style housing.
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