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What tribe (Apache, Navajo, or Peublo Indians) lived a village way of life based on farming?


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  • 1 decade ago
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    Looks like the last two tribes would fit the bill, at least in the latter history of the tribes.

    Archaeology and Prehistory

    Archaeologists relate the Pueblo to an older Southwest culture kn

    own by the term Basket Maker. The entire cultural sequence is called the Anasazi (Navajo, ìancient onesî) culture. During the early Basket Maker phase (circa 100 bc-ad 500) prehistoric settlements were established in the northern part of the Southwest. The Indians practiced weaving; they lived in caves or built shelters of poles and adobe mud. Pumpkins and corn were grown as a supplement to hunting and the gathering of wild plants. Food was stored in undergound pits, often lined with stone slabs. With the addition of a bean crop and the domestication of the turkey, agriculture became more important than hunting and gathering during the Modified Basket Maker period (500-700). Pottery was introduced. The food storage pits developed into semisubterranean houses and ceremonial chambers, and buildings began to take their present connected form.

    The Pueblo Indians, whose name is Spanish for "stone masonry village dweller", are one of the oldest cultures in the U.S. Their ancestors, the Anasazi (Navajo for "ancient ones") have a history that has be traced back 7000 years, well into prehistory. The most important development in the evolution of the Anasazi culture was the changeover of the tribe from a nomadic to sedentary lifestyle, and their settling in Southeastern Colorado, New-Mexico, Utah and Arizona, also known as the Four Corners region. This is when they began constructing impressive dwellings, making pottery and other artifacts, and weaving baskets; this is also when the Anasazi first began developing their agricultural skills, raising turkeys, and growing maize and other crops, like the South American Maya and Aztec before them.

    Since the Four Corners area was an arid biome, the Anasazi had to develop complex irrigation system to farm the land. The Anasazi did so with the minimal tools they had fashioned out of stone wood and bone, since they hadn't yet discovered metallurgy. Nonetheless, the Anasazi were master craftsmen, and had managed to fashion rather sophisticated tools of all sorts, ranging from stone knives to bone awls for sewing. While the Anasazi raised turkey, and hunted small game, the larger part of their food intake consisted of corn, squash, and beans. The Anasazi ate twice a day, and an offering was made to the Gods by the man of the house, who would throw a small amount of food into the fire. Although they lived in hot and dry land, the Anasazi cooked most of their meals, which included bread, made from corn flour, and stew.

    Navaho ( pron. Na'-va-ho, from Tewa Navahú, the name referring to a large area of cultivated lands; applied to a former Tewa pueblo, and, by extension, to the Navaho, known to the Spaniards of the 17th century as Apaches de Navajo, who intruded on the Tewa domain or who lived in the vicinity, to distinguish them front other "Apache" bands.—Hewett in Am. Anthrop., viii,193,1906. Fray Alonso Benavides, in his Memorial of 1630, gives the earliest translation of the tribal name, in the form Nauajó, 'sementeras grandes'—'great seed-sowings', or 'great fields'. The Navaho themselves do not use this name, except when trying to speak English. All do not know it, and none of the older generation pronounce It correctly, as v is a sound unknown in their language. They call themselves Dǐné‘, which means simply 'people'. This word, in various forms, is used as a tribal name by nearly every people of the Athapascan stock).

    The Apache mostly survived by eating Buffalo meat, and using their hides as protective clothing. It has been said that they were one of the first tribes to learn how to ride and use horses. By 1700, a large portion of the Apache Indians had migrated to the Kansas plains. They were not accustomed to living and farming on the plains, but made due with some crops such as watermelon, beans, and corn. Eventually, their weakness was overtaken by the Comanche tribe. The Apaches were defeated and their land was seized, causing them to move onward to areas like New Mexico and Arizona. Still others went even more southward into Texas and parts of Mexico.

  • 1 decade ago

    Actually they all relied on farming, they hunted and farmed during the warm months so they would have enough food for the cold months. Apache grew items like beans and maize. Pueblo Indians grew alot of maize and so did the the navajo.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Anasazi, whose domain spread throughout the southwest. They grew corn and beans. It is possible (likely) that they were the ancestors of today's Pueblo and Hopi people. Thos two tribes still live in villages and farm.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Probably Pueblo indians since they made huts, they probably stayed in one area and farmed the land.

    Unlike hunter gatherer's who hunted land until there was nothing left to hunt then moved on to another area.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    nothing like having someone do the copy-and-paste job for you

    i am amazed

    i gather you are an average american, not native to this world

  • 4 years ago


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