Friday, June 29, 2012

Native Americans of the South - East & West



I'm still plugging along on the educational book, Explore Native Americans! for Nomad Press.  I recently finished the 2nd & 3rd Chapters covering Native American Tribes for both the American Southeast, Southwest, and Mesoamerica.
Typical Seminole Housing: Chickee
Adobe Pueblo Housing of the Southwestern Tribes (Hopi & Zuni) 

Much like the first few chapters, I continue to learn more about Native Americans.  Things that are vaguely familiar to me about these regions become much more concrete and certain elements are completely new to me, like the game of Chunkey played by the Natives of the American Southeast.

Boys from southeastern tribes playing "Chunkey"


So here is a small sampling of these two chapters covering numerous tribes like Cherokee, Seminole, Hopi, Zuni, Navaho, Mayan, and many, many more...
Cherokee Tribal Council House Representing the Seven Clans

Ancient Southwestern Cliff Dwelling (Mesa Verde)

Navaho Medicine Man creating healing sand painting


Maya Stela



Hopi woman & girl making traditional piki bread
Stay tuned - there are still 3 more chapters to go!