Monday, February 18, 2019
Anasazi Culture Essay -- Native American Indians
Long before the coming of the all(prenominal)eged(prenominal) civilized Europeans, North America was inhabited by traveling bands of past people. Nomadic tribes, these early ancestors of Southwest Native Americans traveled the land in search of food from the thriving herds of large animals. But possibly as early as A.D. 900, as the wandering herds began to diminish, these people began to settle knock off and developed societies and cultures around what is called the Four Corners ara of the southwest, in southern do and Colorado, and northern Arizona and New Mexico. Referred to as Hisatsinom by their Hopi descendants, the people are probably better known as Anasazi, the Navajo name said to pie-eyed antique enemies. separate, 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, still were also a thriving commonwealth and cultural center for the southwest. The Anasa zi, ancestors of present-day Pueblos, Zunis, and Hopis of New Mexico and Arizona, fished, hunted small gamy and birds, and gathered wild foods in their newly developing home. A recant culture, these ancient people learned to live off the land, and even to chip in the land work for their good. Eventually building elaborate structures in the drop curtain walls, the Anasazi moved from their early subterranean pit houses, sunken homes with stonework walls, into elaborately mould mansions high atop cliff walls and stone structures. As they developed aboveground storage facilities, the Anasazis began to build grand houses into the stones, acquiring new living living quarters and using their former underground dwellings as spiritual centers called kivas. The kiva, used for ghostly tea... ...ur-corners regions of the Southwest. Skeletons, village archeological finds, and cliff and rock art are all that remain to tell us about the heritage and culture of the Southwest. Other evidences abound in the stories of the old ones, still told around council fires and pow wows. The stories of these ahead people are still told by the elders of different tribes, to teach their five-year-old ones their rich cultural heritage. Whatever the reasons for the Anasazi civilizations decline, they were a proud and thriving people, modify with culture, arts, trading and civilization. It is a shame that their once proud homes are but razings for those of us in this new century to view. Perhaps, one day in the not too distant future, some of our own most spectacular structures and civilizations may lie wasted in the dust, another ancient ruin for some future people to explore.