Native Americans of the Southwest Region of the United States for Kids and Teachers Illustration

Southwest Indians for Kids

 
 

The Southwest Indian tribes of the United States include the Navajo, Apache, Hopi, and many more.  Pueblo is not the name of a tribe. It is a Spanish word for village. The Pueblo People are the decedents of the Anasazi People. But to keep things straight, many historians use the year 1300 CE to make the switch from Anasazi People to Pueblo People. The Navajo and the Apache arrived in the southwest at about the same time, in the 1300's. They both raided the peaceful Pueblo tribes for food and other goods. Why do Apache kids hunt for blue stones? What is a Wickiup? Who were the Devil Dancers? Learn how to play Apache toe and toss games. Read an Apache myth.

Anasazi

Pueblo Daily Life

Hopi

Apache

Navajo

Stories

Baskets

Homes

Religion

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Holidays

Story: Child of Water and Little Blue Rock

Story: The Medicine Man

Kokopelli

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Recipes, Canoes, Tribes

Comparison Chart

Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities for Southwest Indians

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