THE GREAT BASIN OF WESTERN USA. THE GREAT BASIN lies between Wasatch Mountains ( Utah ) Sierra Nevada. What is the f lora and fauna of this desert area like?. home of small lizards as well as mountin lions, coyotes. Western fence lizard. Pronghorn.
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Western fence lizard
Concentrates in the two largest cities: Salt Lake City, Utah; Reno, Nevada
Union Pacific Railroad connects the southern and western parts
Shoshoni tipi, ~1890
the last major chief of the Comanche Indians
Baskets from Dat So La Lee, Washoe artist
City builders (capital: Tenochtitlan)
Agriculture: farming (maze, cocoa)
Education in schools near their temples
Religion: human sacrefices
Died out (Hernan Cortes 1521)
Great Basin Tribes
Education in white Mormon schools
Religion: as a respons to poverty, and resistance (Ghost Dance)
Survived (President Roosevelt: Indian New Deal, 1940s)
Which lifestyle is more successful?
The Aztec Eagle Knight vs Spanish soldier
Sarah Winnemucca - Paiute writer and lecturer