The Apache Indian Tribe

1291 Words 6 Pages
During the 14th and 15th centuries the Apache Indian tribe was required by cultural mandate to leave as little imprint on the land as possible. The practice of leaving no trace of their occupation in an area makes it difficult for archaeologist to locate and identify archaeological sites for the Apache Indians during that time period. This makes it difficult to answer any questions about the Apache tribe during the 14th and 15th centuries. Adding to the frustration is the fact that the Apache did not write down their history, instead it was passed down through oral tails. (Herr, 2013) However, we do know that the Apache roamed the Southwestern United States and Mexico, because archaeologists have discovered sites that belonged to the 14th and 15th century Apache called Platform Cave Caches. These were places that the Apaches hid their supplies and other important objects, as well as conducted ceremonies and rituals. (Seymour, 2013) The 14th and 15th century Apache Native Americans of the southwestern United States were an elusive and nomadic culture.
A nomadic culture is a culture that is, “roaming about from place to place aimlessly, frequently, or without a fixed pattern of movement.”
…show more content…
14th and 15th century Apache Native Americans had a diet that was characteristic of a nomadic culture. They were primarily hunters and gathers. Most of their food was obtained from hunting wild game, such as deer, buffalo, and elk. Ancestral Apaches, usually women, gathered herbs, roots, and berries for food as well. Some of their food came from the raiding of travelers and local farms and ranches. (Seymour, 2014) We also know from the platform cave caches that the Apaches also ate a lot of tree nuts, such as almonds, pecans, and a great deal of pine nuts among others. A large staple of their diet was also beans. (Seymour,

Related Documents