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Mojave Desert Indians

Mojave

Eastern Mojave/Colorado River: Their life centered around the river. They relied on annual overflow to irrigate their crops of ...

Chemehuevi

Eastern & Southern Mojave: The Chemehuevi territory lay off the lower Colorado River north and west toward Death Valley and ...

Cahuilla

Southern Mojave & Northern Colorado: The Cahuillas hunted with throwing sticks, clubs, nets, traps, dead falls with seed triggers, ...

Serrano

Southern & Western Mojave: Each clan was composed of lineage sub-units, each of which had its own territorial base ...

    Vanyume

    Western & Southern Mojave: The Vanyume were the desert Serrano. They ranged along the ...

Tataviam

Western Mojave and San Gariel Mountains: The Tatavium lived in the vicinity of Vasquez Rocks ...

Kitanemuk

Western Mojave: The Kitanemuk were dependant on acorns from the abundant oak in the western ...

Kawaiisu

Northern Mojave: Being hunter-gatherers, the Kawaiisu roamed their territory in search of ...

Tubatulabal

Northern Mojave: The degree to which the Tubatulabal language diverges from ...

Western Mono

Northern Mojave: Like other remotely located tribes in California, their population has ...

Koso

Northern Mojave: The Koso lived in the area east of the crest of the Sierra, south of ...

Southern Paiute

Historically, the largest population concentrations of Paiutes were along the ...

    Owens Valley Paiute

    Owens Valley: Within these tribal territories were a number of villages. In winter the people ...

Shoshone

North Mojave: Western Shoshoni occupied what is today northern and western Nevada. ...

    Timbisha Shoshone

    Death Valley: Mesquite trees were always a focal point of Timbisha culture. Tribal members would ...

Yokuts

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 ...

Basketry

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 ...
ecology: wildlife - plants - geography: places - MAPS - roads & trails: route 66 - old west - communities - weather - glossary
ghost towns - gold mines - parks & public lands: wilderness - native culture - history - geology: natural features - comments

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