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Mojave River Valley Museum
Mojave Desert Indians
Eastern Mojave/Colorado River:
Their life centered around the river. They relied on annual overflow to irrigate their crops of ...
Eastern & Southern Mojave:
The Chemehuevi territory lay off the lower Colorado River north and west toward Death Valley and ...
Southern Mojave & Northern Colorado:
The Cahuillas hunted with throwing sticks, clubs, nets, traps, dead falls with seed triggers, ...
Southern & Western Mojave:
Each clan was composed of lineage sub-units, each of which had its own territorial base ...
Western & Southern Mojave:
The Vanyume were the desert Serrano. They ranged along the ...
Western Mojave and San Gariel Mountains:
The Tatavium lived in the vicinity of Vasquez Rocks ...
The Kitanemuk were dependant on acorns from the abundant oak in the western ...
Being hunter-gatherers, the Kawaiisu roamed their territory in search of ...
The degree to which the Tubatulabal language diverges from ...
Like other remotely located tribes in California, their population has ...
The Koso lived in the area east of the crest of the Sierra, south of ...
Historically, the largest population concentrations of Paiutes were along the ...
Owens Valley Paiute
Within these tribal territories were a number of villages. In winter the people ...
Western Shoshoni occupied what is today northern and western Nevada. ...
Mesquite trees were always a focal point of Timbisha culture. Tribal members would ...
They are subdivided into tribes, each numbering two to three hundred persons, and ...
Mojave Desert Archaeology
Historic Territories Map
Desert Indian Languages
The languages of the Indians in the Mojave Desert are rooted in two basic groups, that of ...
Indian Slave Trade
The Indian slave trade in the desert was brutal and often deadly.
"Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutor'd mind/Sees God in the clouds, or
hears him in the wind..."
-- Alexander Pope, Essay on Man.
How Indians Used Plants
In the desert, Indians found native plants and other natural objects that not only ensured their survival but also ...
It has always amazed me…the first person that walked into the forest, and come out with a basket.
Indian use of Pinyon-juniper Woodlands
(Role of Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands in Aboriginal Societies of the Desert West) Archaeological data and ethnographic accounts testify
of the importance of resources available in the ...