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  1. Taos Tribe By MADISON NEWITT AND BRIANNA MORRE

  2. Mens Work • Hunting animals such as deer • Fishing for trout • Making animal hides • Leading secret religion groups • Protecting the family • Trading with other Indian tribes • Building multi-level pueblo’s

  3. Woman’s work • Gathering crops and food • Caring for children • Weaving baskets for carrying water, storing grain and cooking. • Lining baskets with pitch (waterproofing them) • Cooking with heated stones in water. • Making pottery, such as pots, bowls, canteens, ladles, jars, and mugs.

  4. Pueblo Food • Farming - beans, corn, squash • Gathering - wild nuts (pinon nuts), seeds (sunflower and mustard seeds), berries, Indian rice grass and amaranth • Hunting - Wild deer, turkey, rabbits, squirrels, game

  5. Crafts • Turquoise jewelry • Woven blankets • Woven baskets • Earthen clay pottery

  6. Pueblo Homes • Pit houses – sunken homes made from timber, mud and animal skins • Above ground pole and adobe homes • Homes made from sandstone with 50 rooms • Kivas – gathering places for each clan • Cliff Dwellings

  7. Pueblo Homes • Stone cities and villages on plateaus and in sandstone cliffs in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah. • Found in the Four Corners Region of America. • You can see their homes at the Mesa Verde National Park.

  8. Taos Pueblo History • Native Pueblans lived in the Four Corners Region of America 1,400 years ago, before Europeans came to North America. They lived there for 700 years. • Sometime around the 1200s, they left their homes and moved away. No one knows the reason why they left.

  9. References • http://www.nps.gov/meve/historyculture/people.htm • http://indianvillage.com/aboutus.htm • http://www.ehow.com/info_8548301_foods-ancient-puebloans-ate.html#ixzz29hxFHD5V • http://beyondbuckskin.blogspot.com/2011/09/some-history-ancient-southwest-jewelry.html