Navajo Culture ANT 101 Daniel Reyes March 23, 2012 Navajo Culture “The Navajo (Navajo: Diné or Naabeehó) of the Southwestern United States are the largest single federally recognized tribe of the United States of America.” (Arizona’s Native American Tribes: Navajo Nation, 2011) The Navajo Nation is found in what is considered to be the four corners of America which is Utah, New Mexico, and the largest portion residing in Arizona. Although the reservation is not in Colorado it is along the border of it. They have a population of approximately 200,000 people. Cite source This is the largest Indian reservation in the United States. Although the Navajo have had many changes that have occurred in their culture over time they have continued to adapt to them while maintaining the traditions that have been passed down through the generations.
This was the beginning of agriculture. About 5,000 years ago humans began to domesticate plants and animals. Domestication is the practice of breeding plants ot taming animals to meet human needs. People in central Mexico learned to grow corn which became an important food source. Agriculture spread throughout the America’s.
With the traditions that the Amish have living in a rural area, using buggies and horses for transpiration and they do their own farming, marry in the same group. They dress the same way in the seventeenth century like the Europeans did. The Amish is also secure for the traditions that are from the outside world and their relationship with the neighbors is being judgmental. With the first migration in 1727 and 1790 there were about five hundred Amish that had settled in the Pennsylvania area. The next migration that took place was in 1815 and 1865 and about three thousand Amish immigrated to the Ohio area, New York, Indiana and then to Illinois.
Chapter 16 The Conquest of the Far West Pioneers such as farmers, ranchers, and miners settled west around 1845 and recreated the image of “The Great American Desert” to a legendary “Frontier.” Many Americans were in the west before the Civil War. Despite efforts to drive away established native populations, the Anglo-Americans found themselves among them with their influence in everything they did. Pioneers really relied on federal money and the capitalism of the East. The Far West or “Great West” was more than just one region beyond the Mississippi River; it was filled with many people and different environments. The most widespread Indian group of the West was the Plains Indians.
By 3,000 BCE, they learned to cultivate plants. The population of North America hit 1,000,000. Different cultures developed in different regions in the Americas. Slavery had been a part of European and African history for a long time. Between 1450 and 1750, new trade patterns were set up.
They made earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and hair adornments which they used in trade, or sold to tourists and the trading posts. With the arrival of the railroad also came wage work, and the Navajo economy began to change once again. Natural resources such as oil, natural gas, uranium, and coal were discovered on the reservation, and soon a business council was appointed to negotiated leases NAVAJO CULTURE 6 for these resources. The council became known as the Navajo Nation council, and it still runs the Navajo government
Texas cattle ranching goes back to the time of Gregorio de Villalobos, he brought Spanish-Moorish cattle from Spain to Mexico during the early part of the conquest. Cattle was also brought to Texas by Spanish explorers, one them Francisco Vasquez Coronado. During the years the cattle that were brought from Mexico and the cattle brought from Spain started to breed and this produced the Texas Longhorn brand of cattle. In the early years of cattle breeding the land was plentiful and the government had little interference with these cattle farmers and huge cattle empires began to form, the biggest belonging to Richard King. King Ranch is composed of 825,000 acres and holds four separate units and is still the largest cattle ranch in Texas.
The Sioux were also one on the tribes found by Lewis and Clark on their journey. The Sioux lived in Great Plains in states such as; north Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming etc. The Sioux took advantage of available horses that were originally brought to the Americas by Cortez and the Spanish in 1519. The horses were used for mobility to pull their tepees when they traveled and need to hunt buffalo.
The Diné: The People Elisabeth Vestal ANT 101 Dr. Geoff Wood July 1, 2013 The Diné: The People The Navajo are a pastoralist society living in western areas of North America. Their culture was changed when the Spaniards came to America. Their culture was influenced by the Pueblos. Additional changes came when America went to war. Through the different influences on the culture and lives of the Navajo they have continued to grow and influence other cultures.
The Colorado River’s source starts in the Rocky Mountains and runs 1,500 miles South, through America and in to Mexico. It is the economic, cultural and social backbone of South West America. In the 1920’s, Western states began dividing and separating the river’s water to build dams and supply for rapidly growing places like San Diego, Phoenix and LA. The river is now responsible for serving approximately 30 million people spread over 7 states in the USA and 2 states in Mexico. It also provides water for 3.5 million acres of cropland.