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Native Americans of theNative Americans of theSouthwestSouthwestBy Hannah B.By Hannah B.
Description of RegionDescription of Region• The Navajo arrived in northern NewMexico in the late 1300s. The Navajo andthe Hopi managed to live a peaceful life.• Navajo moved their homes to Canyon deChelly in northeastern Arizona.
SheltersShelters• The Navajo live in Hogans. Hogans aremade of sand and clay.• The Hopi live in pueblos. Pueblos aremade of adobe.
TribesTribes• The tribes of the Southwest include theHopi and the Navajo.
ClothingClothing• The Hopi and the Navajo made a lot oftheir clothes.• They made their clothes out of string oranimals. They also made jewelry.
Food SourcesFood Sources• The Hopi and Navajo were really goodfarmers. They grew all their food.• They used a method called Dry Farming.Dry Farming is growing crops in placeswhere there is little water.
Everyday LifeEveryday Life• The men had to farm and hunt.• The women cooked and made clothing.• The girls helped and learn from theirmoms.• The boys watch their dad farm and hunt.
Traditions and CeremoniesTraditions and Ceremonies• The Hopi have kachina ceremonies. Theyhave kivas for their religious.
CraftsCrafts• The Hopi made and carved the kachinadolls. They made fine pottery too.
Weapons or ToolsWeapons or Tools• They had spears and bows and arrows.
ResourcesResources• Our Nation, Beginnings through 1877• www. Learner.org• My.firedoglake.com