The Southwest

The Land of Corn

Southwest, A Land of Contrast

The Southwest's land was full of mountains, canyons, deserts, forests, rocks, and sunny skies. Because of the land's diversity, the people of the Southwest ate lots of corn, beans, squash, deer, antelope, rabbit, fruits, and pinion nuts. People wore thin garments and traditional moccasins since the Southwest had warm tempatures. Pueblos were built and stone houses were made atop cliffs for protection purposes. The Southwesterns were skilled potters. We also made baskets, rugs, paintings, and dolls. They made lots of things because of all their resources. We use canoes rarely, because we have few rivers. They also used spears and hoes.