In 1492 when Columbus discovered what he thought was a New World; he had found many new items. The items he came across in the search for new land were different kinds of metals, minerals, and agriculture, but this is what was expected, and what was one of the major things he was looking for. These major things soon turned to a minor detail once a new form of living human beings were found, and a new form of life was discovered. These new forms of human beings were soon named the Indians. .
People (Indians) didn't exist in America till about 35,000 to 25,000 years ago. It is said that between different glacial periods, people of Asiatic origins walked across what was then a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska. These people by 8,000 B.C. had spread through the whole western Hemisphere. These people brought with them, which we would think today as basic skills, but to them technological human skills. These skills consisted of fire making, flit napping (knife sharpening), and many ways to feed, shelter and clothe themselves. These people lived in close-knit clans, and were very socially interactive. They shared many beliefs about the natural and supernatural.
As these people of Asiatic origin immigrated to the new world they had to settle and adapt to the ever-changing climatic conditions. These people were mainly hunter and seed gatherer nomads. Even though they had little control over their food supply, there survival was dependent on it. They were, more often not, at the mercy of their environment. These climatic changes put together a big part of where these people lived. There were six basic areas that these people lived in. These places consisted of the Northwest Coast, the Plains, the Plateau, the Eastern Woodlands, and the Northern and Southwest.
Much of the land in the southwest is a desert. Water was a precious natural resource in this culture. Some important Southwest Culture tribes are the Anasazi, Hopi, Pueblo, and Navajo.