The Quechan (or Yuma) (Quechan: Kwtsaan ‘those who descended’) are an aboriginal American tribe who live on the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation on the lower Colorado River in Arizona and California just north of the Mexican border.
Yuma Indians had a unique style of dressing, creating their clothing from animal skins for cold winters and hot summers. Men wore a wrap around their private parts called a loin cloth. This cloth was woven from grass or bark fibers. Cloaks made from rabbit skins were worn if it grew cold at night.
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What did they eat? They ate wheat, beans, corn, squash, and melons. They also hunted and ate rabbits, deer, and birds.
Known as the “Sunniest City on Earth,” according to Guinness World Records, Yuma promises sunshine and warm weather at least 91% of the year, making this city a premier travel destination year-round. Situated between Phoenix and San Diego, Yuma offers big city vibes with a small town, welcoming appeal.
Yuma in American English 1. a member of a Native American people of Arizona. 2. the Yuman dialect of the Yuma people, mutually intelligible with the dialect of the Mohave people.
In addition, the majority of the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American reservation in the US, and the entire Tohono O’odham Nation, the second largest, are located in Arizona. Over a quarter of the area of the state is reservation land. Twenty tribes are members of the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA).
Arizona Indian Facts for Kids: Answers to frequently asked questions about the tribes of Arizona. We currently have pages for the Apache, Hopi, Maricopa, Mojave, Navajo, Southern Paiute, and Tohono O’odham tribes.
The sprawling Navajo reservation, located in parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, is the largest and most populous Indian reservation, with 14 million acres of trust lands, which are leased for farming, grazing, and oil, gas and other mineral extraction.
The Mojaves were farming people. They planted crops of corn, beans, and pumpkins. Mojave men also hunted rabbits and small game and fished in the rivers, while women gathered nuts, fruits, and herbs. Favorite Mojave recipes included baked beans, hominy, and flat breads made from corn and bean flour.
Stone pestles or long wooden pestles with wooden mortars were used to grind mesquite beans. They ” cooked ” fresh screwbean meal by putting the beans in an enormous pit lined and covered with arrowweed, and sprinkling them with water from time to time to turn them brown and sweet after “about a month”.
Pueblo Indians, North American Indian peoples known for living in compact permanent settlements known as pueblos. Representative of the Southwest Indian culture area, most live in northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico.