Interesting facts of the Southwest Native Americans

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This booklet will help in knowing some interesting facts of the Southwest Native Americans and thus build the concepts of US history. It also shares their ideas, beliefs, and other important aspects.
1. Southwest Native
By Antonia, Frances and Zoe
2. Beliefs and Ceremonies
Of the southwest Native
Americans. By Zoe
3. ◊ The Indians of the
southwest had many
beliefs. Some of them
were: The Hopi
thought spirits called
“Kachinas” brought
rain, good health, good
harvest, and, above
all, peace.Because
they were invisible,
worshipers* wore
colorful masks and
4. Beliefs Cont.
◊ The Hopi also
believed in bad
Kachinas. Sometimes
they dressed up as a
troll Kachina to make
the children behave.
They also thought
that under the world
was a world of water,
and springs were
small openings.
5. ◊ The Indians of the
southwest had many
different ceremonies.
Two are: When a
Pueblo Indian died,
they were buried
with food, drink, and
tools to help her/him
in the spirit world.
6. Ceremonies Cont.
◊ When a Pueblo child
was born, the new
grandmother was in
charge. She would
purify the child with
a sacred bath of
yucca suds. The
Pueblos thought a
child’s spirit doesn’t
arrive until 4 days
after birth.
7. Ceremonies cont.cont.
◊ Before that a baby
has no name. Then
a ritual is
performed. Sacred
corn meal is
sprinkled on the
door way of the
new home.
8. Southwest Native
American Language and
By Frances M. Love
9. Language and
The languages
spoken by the
southwest natives
Puenutian, and
10. Women’s Clothes
Women wore animal
skin moccasins.
They also wore
skin and cotton
clothes. They
themselves in
woven shawls.They
also wore cotton
belted dresses.
11. Men's clothes
Men wore loose They often wrapped
shirts and their legs in
leggings They buckskins to
also wore large protect
blankets around themselves from
themselves to the harsh dessert
keep warm. plants.
12. The Three Clothes
The three materials
they mainly used
for clothes were
skins, fiber, and
cotton. They
depended on the
wild to get most
of these
13. Interesting Facts and Food
of the Southwest Native
By Antonia Benson
14. Interesting Facts
◊ The Indian of the
southwest developed
their unique cultures in
Arizona, New Mexico,
Southwest, Colorado,
Southern Utah, and
Southwest Nevada and
Oklahoma, the California
border of Colorado river
and Northern Mexico.
15. Interesting Facts
◊ The largest early
pueblo complex
was pueblo Bonito
in Chaco Canyon,
New Mexico.
16. ◊ The southwest
Indians grew corn,
wild plants, beans,
squash, pine nuts,
cactus fruit, wild
potatoes, seeds,
and grains. They
also ate meat and
depended on live
stock for their
17. ◊ How Obtained:
◊ They grew,
hunted, and
planted their