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Native Americans in Olden Times
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Southwest
Native Americans

 
 

The Southwest Indian tribes include the Navajo, Apache, Hopi, and many more. 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. 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.

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