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The Navajo by Isabelle. Children *Grew up with many brothers, sisters and nearby cousins *Older children guided younger children around while others worked.

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1 The Navajo by Isabelle

2 Children *Grew up with many brothers, sisters and nearby cousins *Older children guided younger children around while others worked *Five-and-six-year olds carried water from stream

3 Family *When young man married it had to be outside clan *Rule still observed today *Built their homes near bride’s mother

4 Homes *Home called Hogan *Made of logs and rocks *In a circle *30 feet(9m)wide

5 Crafts *Pueblo first taught Navajo woman how to weave blankets *The woman wove beautiful patterns *Woven tightly into beautiful patterns

6 Clothing *Men and woman made their own cloths *When first came to desert wore deerskin *Wore dresses called biil *Men wore shorter blankets called or a shawl

7 War *Fierce warriors *During Navajo War of *U.S. government forced Navajo from their homelands

8 Homelands *Navajo lived in Canada *Then they moved to New Mexico *In A.D 1000, they started moving south

9 Food *Breakfast by day break *Often ate tortilla and mutton stew *Roast mutton another favorite

10 Society *They lived in groups *Spread over wide area *Hunters and gatherers *Grow corn, melons and sqaush

11 Contact With Europeans *In 1582, Spanish explorer Antoniode Espejo led his troops *Into Navajo homelands from Mexico *First time Navajo saw Europeans

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13 *He said to them, “After we get back to our country it will brighten again and the Navajos will be happy as the land black clouds will be plenty of rain corn will grow in abundance and everything will look happy.”

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