15+Navajo - Navajo N a v a jo Sometime in the early 1200s...

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Navajo Navajo Sometime in the early 1200’s there was a large climate shift that brought about the demise of a number of cultural developments across North America. • Cahokia (on the Mississippi near St. Louis) They are Athabaskans whose relatives live mostly in the far north: Alaska and the Yukon. • Anasazi (in the Four Corners area) The ancestors of the Navajo and Apache, the Apacheans, come into the Southwest in the immediate post-Anasazi period.
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Navajo Navajo By the time the Spanish show up in the 1500’s, the Navajos and Apaches were politically and linguistically distinct groups. By the time of Mexican independence, the Navajos had largely made peace with the Mexicans. Other groups of Navajos remained hunter-gathers, living a life-style like the Apache. The various groups of Apaches never did. Some groups of Navajos had settled down into partially hispanified life-styles.
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Navajo Navajo The partially assimilated Navajos were called ricos by the Mexicans. The ricos had farms, raised sheep, wove blankets, and worked silver and turquoise, all of which they learned from the Spanish. In Spanish, rico means rich man; ladrón means thief. The Navajos who lived a traditional life-style were called ladrones by the Mexicans. They were semi-nomadic hunter gatherers, who would occasionally raid farms for the sheep or cattle.
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Navajo Navajo On the eve of the Mexican-American war, there was an
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2009 for the course LING 155AC taught by Professor Rhodes during the Fall '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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15+Navajo - Navajo N a v a jo Sometime in the early 1200s...

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