Originally, Cahuilla people didn’t wear much clothing– men wore only American Indian breechcloths, and women wore knee-length skirts. Shirts were not necessary in Cahuilla culture, but the Cahuillas sometimes wore rabbit-skin robes at night when the weather became cooler.
The Cahuilla Indians ate acorns, mushrooms, seafood, and seaweed. They also ate bread and soup made from mashed acorns. The men hunted quail, deer, desert rabbits, and other animals.
The Cahuilla lived from the land by using native plants. A notable tree whose fruits they harvested is the California fan palm. The Cahuilla also used palm leaves for basketry of many shapes, sizes and purposes; sandals, and roofing thatch for dwellings. The Cahuilla lived in smaller groups than some other tribes.
Cahuilla, North American Indian tribe that spoke a Uto-Aztecan language. They originally lived in what is now southern California, in an inland basin of desert plains and rugged canyons south of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains.
Cahuilla word for “master.” This word, as. pronounced by Katherine Saubel, is in fact.
The Cahuilla believed in a life after death. The dead were reborn and lived a life much like the one they had left behind, but in the new life only good things happened.
Since there were such limited resources they usually only hunted small animals like rabbit. Unlike other tribes Cahuilla men made heavy woven baskets often used to hold seeds and plants.
The Miwok Indians reside in north -central California, from the coast to the west slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. There are three divisions of the tribe — the Coast Miwok, the Lake Miwok, and the Sierra Miwok.
The Cahuilla did pottery and made baskets. The tools they used were weapons, grinders, instruments, bows, throwing sticks, and stone mortars and pestles used for grinding.
The canyon floor was a place where Cahuilla children played kickball or shinny (a game with a ball, sticks, and a goal post), where Cahuilla women wove baskets or crushed acorns gathered in the fall, and where Cahuilla men hunted rabbit and, in winter, the mule deer that ventured down from the mountains to keep warm.
The Yurok houses were made out of redwood planks. The houses were also made with a slanted roof to help drain the rainwater off the roof. The houses were made from split redwood logs which supported the houses’ frame. To hold the house up they used square poles and grape vines.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation is a federally recognized tribe of the Cahuilla, located in Riverside County, California. They inhabited the Coachella Valley desert and surrounding mountains between 5000 BCE and 500 CE.