Native Peoples of the Southwest

From the Series North American Indian Nations

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

When Spanish explorers came to the Southwest region of the United States in the 1600s, they found over 20,000 American Indians already living in the region. These American Indians were part of many different nations. They had their own languages and cultures, and they had developed ways to survive in the desert landscape.

• Pueblo people lived in permanent villages made of adobe brick.
• The Hopi had fifty different ways to cook and eat corn.
• The Navajo created colorful pictures from sand, cornmeal, and pollen.

Many American Indians still live in the Southwest. They make traditional jewelry, use their native languages, and run tourism programs at the Grand Canyon. Find out more about the history and culture of the native peoples of the Southwest.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.7
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025170, JNF052020, JNF018040
Dewey 979.004'97
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 880
Guided Reading Level X
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource


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North American Indian Nations

Explore the history, culture, and modern-day lifestyles of American Indians living in ten distinct geographic regions of North America. Readers will evaluate the similarities and differences between the Indian nations and make connections as to how geography affected their past and… View available downloads →