Anasazi Essays

  • Anasazi

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    Disappearance of the Anasazi civilization Summary The Anasazi civilization was a wonderment of there time. They were far ahead of any Indian civilization of that time era. They were cliff-dwelling people who where very knowledgeable in architecture, astronomy, and farming. They had built houses on the sides of cliffs that were more then 5 stories tall with plenty of space and even had religious meeting areas. They had a system for tracking the movement of the sun and the moon and also created a calendar

  • Anasazi Great Houses of the Chaco Canyon Region

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    natural environment. Whereas some buildings were designed and constructed for specified functions, others, such as Anasazi great houses, were massive multi-purpose structures. Because great houses from Chaco Canyon are so well preserved, it is possible to have a decent understanding of the structure of Anasazi architecture for analysis. A close examination of the innovative Anasazi great house architecture of the Chaco Canyon region reveals its utilitarian value. Chaco Canyon, located in northwest

  • History of the Navajo People

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    History of the Navajo People The people who were going to become the Navajo tribe settled in what would be the mountains of New Mexico in or around the 1600's. Prior to that time the area was the home of the Anasazi (The Ancient Ones.) The Anasazi had lived there for approximately 1200 years but, for unexplained reasons, they abandoned their highly developed dwellings and moved westward and southward. A new group of people, the Athapascans, migrated from what are now Canada, Alaska, and the American

  • Ancestral Puebloans: The Southwest American Indians

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    aspects of the Anasazi culture. The history and lifestyles of the Ancestral Puebloans may have contributed to their mysterious disappearance. Their societies were more complex than most humans realize. The Anasazi, or to be politically correct, the Ancestral Puebloans, traveled to the Southwest from Mexico around 100 A.D. (Southwest Indian Relief Council, 2001). The word "Anasazi" originated from the Navajo word that translates to "ancestral enemies." The name was changed from Anasazi to Ancestral

  • Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge

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    her response to changes in her life. The story of the Sevier-Fremont people’s evolution and existence in the Great Basin parallels Williams’ life in Utah during the 1980s. They Sevier-Fremont evolved from the Anasazi people, a Native American tribe indigenous to the Great Basin. The Anasazi had remained in the Great Basin despite the rise in the lake and later evolved into a new people. Following the recession of the lake’s waters, its boundaries flourished, as did the Sevier-Fremont because they

  • Civilization in Brave New World

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    in which they torn out their victims heart with a knife, and their priests and warriors proceeded to eat the victims flesh.  Yet, the Aztec were considered to be one of the most civilized group of Indians in the western hemisphere. The Anasazi, commonly called cave-dwellers, who from birth, used wood and bindings to elongate the head.  Even today in Japan, tradition says that women are supposed to walk ten feet behind their husbands.  This may seem like demeaning women to us but

  • Kachina/Katsina Doll

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    their physical embodiment. ..." - Alph H. Secakuku To understand the meaning of the kachina dolls, it is necessary to understand Hopi culture, because one does not exist without the other. It has been found that the Hopi's main ancestors were the Anasazi, a group of people who at about the time of Christ came to depend on agriculture. They represent various beings, from animals to clouds. They are believed to be in some form of hierarchy, a form of kingdom. Kachina dolls are depictions of masked men

  • The Anasazi Indians

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    The Anasazi Indians From the scattered references made about the ancient Anasazi Indians in Tony Hillerman's A Thief of Time, one can identify several cultural characteristics of this mysterious tribe. One can discover how they lived, where they lived, their religion, simple day to day activities, and mysteries about their culture. Even though many references are made about this tribe, people will never know the truth, for there is an unsolved mystery to why the Anasazi disappeared. Even to this

  • Anasazi Tribe

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    specific group less than 2,000 years ago, the Anasazi have thrived to become the largest and best well known of all prehistoric southwestern cultures. (Brody, 33)​ Spoke at least six impossible to understand languages. (Brody, 33)​ There are thousands of Anasazi archaeological sites ranging from campsites for a single person for single night, to adobe communities with hundreds of rooms that were steadily occupied for centuries. (Brody, 33)​ The Anasazi historical record begins in the sixteenth century

  • Anasazi Culture

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    Referred to as "Hisatsinom" by their Hopi descendants, the people are probably better known as "Anasazi," the Navajo name said to mean "ancient enemies." Other, more traditional, Native Americans may simply refer to these ancient people as the "old ones." Whatever the name, it is evident that these people not only settled in, but were also a thriving population and cultural center for the southwest. The Anasazi, ancestors of present-day Pueblos, Zunis, and Hopis of New Mexico and Arizona, fished, hunted

  • Anasazi Culture Essay

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    Introduction When researching Pueblo dwellings and the Anasazi people "Anasazi meaning ancient ones in the Navajo language"(Lynnd2012). Information retaining to the culture and how permanent dwellings did not start until the Anasazi started growing their food. Prior to agriculture, all food was product of hunting and gathering, this made moving across the country more frequent to be able to gather enough food. Once they started to farm and cultivate they stated building the first sets of housing

  • Culture Of Anasazi Culture

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    It was during the time period that Christ was born that the Anasazi Indians appeared in the Four Corners area which is the area where the boundaries of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado meet. For the over a thousand years the Anasazi thrived and built their homes into the side of cliffs. These cliff dwellings could only be reached by climbing and made for a great defense system against enemies; some dwellings reached five stories in height and contained hundreds of rooms. Many of the elaborate

  • The Anasazi Culture of The Southwestern United States

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    Anasazi of the southwestern Untied States begin as hunter-gathers around 6500 B.C.E in the four corner regions Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. These archaic Indians leaned to survive in a semi-arid environment with variable rain fall, and temperatures that range 32 degrees Fahrenheit to 102 degrees with 60 degree fluctuations in one day. The Anasazi culture not only survived in this hostile environment they flourished, and evolved many adaptations such as flood plain farming, advanced irrigation

  • The Influence Of The Great North Road On The Anasazi Culture

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    Great North Road is one of the longest and most famous road among the Chaco roads, which was constructed by the Anasazi residents of Chaco Canyon of New Mexico. It played an important role in the Anasazi culture through its unique design and construction patterns. The Great North Road has helped in researches on the Chaco Anasazi, by allowing to better understand the development of the Anasazi people. Marshall and Soffar's theory suggested that the Chaco roads were created as spirits path for pilgrimage

  • History Of Hopi Indian Potters

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    Indians can be chronologically traced. Believed to be part of the Pueblo Indians, the Hopi Indians are the surviving members of the Kayenta branch of the Anasazi. The Anasazi, in turn, are the prehistoric inhabitants of what is today the northern Southwest part of the United States (Bartlett 2). This descendant connection between the Hopi and the Anasazi Indians has led to the geographic connection of the two. The Hopi Indians are therefore the only Pueblo Indians to live in the state of Arizona. They

  • Archaic People

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    Native people in the Great Plains would hunt bison mostly with Folsom points. Great plain hunters often stampeded bison herds over cliffs and then slaughtered the animals that plunged to their deaths. They used bows and arrows to hunt, which replaced spears. Archaic peoples in the Great Basin between the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada inhabited a region of replaced spears. Archaic peoples in the Great Basin between the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada inhabited a region of great environment diversity

  • Pueblo Bonito Case Study

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    In the shadow of a cliff wall within Chaco Canyon rests the ruins of Pueblo Bonito, the most famous of the towns and settlements built by the Anasazi over 900 years ago. From tree-ring dating, it is known that a period of severe drought swept through the Chaco area in AD 1150, causing the site to be abandoned. After it was rediscovered in 1849 by U.S. Army soldiers, the site was severely vandalized for seventy years until it was made a national monument in 1907. In 1920, the National Geographic Society

  • Analysis Of The Indians Old World By Neal Salisbury

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    evolution reside in the Cahokia of the Mississippi valley and the Anasazi of the southwest. The Cahokia society was particularly advanced in the use of tools in agriculture. Their skill allowed for a surplus of resources that fueled the development of trading relations (Salisbury 26). The Anasazi were also skilled in agriculture and utilized a system of irrigation in the desert environment. The intricately planned villages of the Anasazi were home to approximately fifteen thousand people, and these villages

  • A Southwestern Indian Culture Among Us Today: The Hopi Indians

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    of the Hopi Indian tribe today, this was not always the case. The Anasazi Indians are the ancestors of what are today’s Hopi, Navajo, and Pueblo Indians, who lived in parts of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. (This map shows the four corners region of the United States, where the Anasazi Indians, ancestors to the Hopi once lived.) (Wikipedia, 2/23/05) Although the ancestors of the Anasazi’s were nomadic people, the Anasazi began to settle and live in one place. Making it harder for them

  • Paleo-Indians Essay

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    had the largest and most well-known tribes. These were known as the Anasazi’s and the Mississippians. The Anasazi were a large civilization in what we now know as New Mexico and the Mississippians were found just miles from what is now St. Louis. The Anasazi lived and built what seemed now to be apartments several stories tall. These buildings were part of their livelihood as they conducted their trades here. The Mississippians also