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Southwest Indian Tribes

Southwest Indian Tribes are the Native American tribes that resided in the states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico Utah, and Nevada. 

These tribes would make up what became known as the wild west and would’ve been existing at the same time as the famous gunslingers.

These tribes would be known for their skill with the bow and arrow and their fearless warriors. The Apache Indians are classified as a Southwest Indian Tribe as are many other infamous tribes that are listed below.

They were also known for their art. Indians.org describes their art as follows:

Southwest Indians create many beautiful pieces of art. They make pottery, clothing and baskets that are still sold in stores and arts and craft shows. Because they are very spiritual tribes, most of their art contains symbols and signs of their beliefs, dreams, and visions. The pottery is for both every day use and display. The clothing they make can be anything from an outfit, such as a dress with gorgeous flowers on it, to a elaborately decorated headdress, full of feathers. The Zuni and Hopi Southwest Indians carved dolls, called Kachina dolls, out of wood. The dolls were decorated with masks and costumes to represent the Kachina spirits. These dolls help children of the tribe learn tribal ceremonies.

Southeast Indian Tribes

Southwest Indian Tribes

  • Akimel O’odham
  • Apache
  • Cocopa
  • Cora
  • Guarijio
  • Havasupai
  • Hopi
  • Hualapai
  • Huichol
  • Karankawa
  • Maricopa
  • Mayo
  • Mojave
  • Navajo
  • Opata
  • Pima Bajo
  • Pueblo
  • Quechan
  • Seri
  • Tarahumara
  • Tepehuan
  • Tohono O’odham
  • Tubar
  • Yaqui
  • Yavapai
  • Zuni

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