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Hohokam Indians of the Tucson Basin

Cover, Hohokam Indians of the Tucson Basin

Visitors may read the entire text of a 48-page booklet about the Hohokam, people who lived in the Tucson Basin from 300 to 1500 AD. The booklet is the companion to an outdoor exhibit at the site of an archeological dig in Tucson, known as the Hardy site.

The text is divided into three chapters. Chapter one discusses the history of the Tucson Basin and the Hohokam's settlement of the region. Hohokam lifeways are discussed in chapter two, including material on Hohokam dress, village organization, agriculture, and ritual and ceremony. Chapter three explores the archeological record, describing the Hardy site, the work of archeologists, and an interpretation of material discovered at the site. Illustrations include photographs of artifacts, line drawings of craft processes, and maps of the region.

This site will be useful for research in Native American history and the history of the west.