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FC: Early Native Tribes | By Alex Shutter, DeAngelo Labine, Megan Krueger, Jennette Zachow, and Icarus VanBuren

1: The Cliff Dwellers Alex Shutter

2: The cliff dwellers lived in the Four Corners area of the Colorado Plateau where Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico now meet.

3: Existence | The cliff dwellers lived from 700-1200 AD

4: For clothing the cliff dwellers killed animals and used the fur and skin for clothing.

6: The cliff dwellers were hunter- gatherers. The cliff dwellers were called the dry farmers. The cliff dwellers grew many crops. The most popular crops they grew were squash, beans, corn, and tobacco.

7: Cliff Dweller Crops

8: The cliff dwellers also hunted to get meat and clothing. The main animals they hunt are turkey, deer, and mountain sheep.

9: The mammals are most important because they use their skin for clothing. And without these they would have no clothing.

10: The Cliff Dwellers lived in homes called pueblos. The pueblos were made out of adobe. Adobe is a clay building material. The cliff dwellers usually made their pueblos under cliff overhangs. The reason cliff dwellers stacked homes on top of each other and they need ladders to get up is because. They have them like that so they have an advantage for defense and protection.

12: Weapons | Weapons that cliff dwellers used were knives, bows and arrows, and spears. The cliff dwellers used these weapons for hunting.

14: Tools | Some tools that cliff dwellers used were axes, hammers, and washboards. These are used for jobs around the homes and cleaning clothes.

16: Pottery | Like all natives cliff dwellers made pottery. The pottery was used for storage, transportation, and for meals.

18: Trade Items | They traded animals, pottery, beads, turquoise and a number of other things.

19: Trade Routes | The cliff dweller trade routes spanned the western part of North and Meso-America.

20: Communication | Archaeologists found artifacts cliff dwellers made for communication called petroglyph's.


24: 200 bc to 500 ad Mound builders built mounds 12 meters high, and 30 meters across.

25: They made bird and other animal pottery or pipes.

26: Archaeologist found all the artifacts we know about.

27: They used a lot of weeping-eye motif in their art.

28: Here is some more of the artifacts.

30: They hunted, gathered berries, nuts, and fished.

31: Though it's common now they didn't mostly grow corn. They mostly grew squash and other stuff.

32: Summer Time!

38: Trick or Treat


43: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter

45: A Day to Give Thanks

47: J O Y


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