[2015] Valeria Pérez (7th Grade English): Ethnic Groups

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[2015] Valeria Pérez (7th Grade English): Ethnic Groups

Ethnic GroupsBy: Valeria Perez and Laia Besalduch

Where they lived? They lived in Baja California about 200 years ago. They extended their territory from Cabo San Lucas to the center of the peninsula, including the islands of Espiritu Santo and San Jose. Traditions: They were hunters, fisher man, and boaters. They didn't practice agriculture. They are not used to wear lots of clothes, women wore fiber skirt, and both sexes didn't wear much adornments. Labor was divided equally on both sexes and ages.

Religion: They believed in a god called Niparaya, the creator of heaven and Earth. Amayicoyondi was his wife and they had three sons. One was called Quaayayp an he created the men race. Acaragui and Wac were the other sons. They had chamanes that had power to cure and their graves were very elaborated.How did they became extinct? The Pericu people disappear after the Spaniards arrived to America. They were killed by the Spaniards or by the infectious diseases that they bring to America.

1)http://dice.missouri.edu/docs/north-america-other/Cochimi.pdf 2)http://spartacus-educational.com/WWcochimi.htm 3)http://stevespickard.tripod.com/1000mediations/chapterxvi.html 4)http://diegobarrancasit.weebly.com/blog/pericues-cochimies-and-guaycuras5)http://www.cabos.com/Editorial/Pericues/6)http://comunidadindigena-pericu.blogspot.com/

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Cochimi

Where they lived? Inhabitants of the central part of the Baja California Peninsula, from El Rosario in the north to San Javier in the south. The Cochimi population declined and became extinct in the 19th centuryTraditions: They were hunter-gatheres and they did no agriculture or metallurgy. They did a lot of pottery making and their language was relarted to that of the Kumeyaay. The men was responsible for hunting, fighting and basket making. While women were responsibe for food production and child caring.

Religion: They worship the sunset. They believed that the Great Spirit and the spirits of their ancestors talked to them through the colors, clouds and forms of the sunset. They also worshipped the rocks, particularly those having the shapes of eagles and bears. They considered the eagle to be the messenger of heaven, and they believed that when they died, their souls would be carried by an eagle toward the Great Spirit to unite with the sprits of their ancestors. The bear was thought of as the earthly manifestation of power.

How did they became extinct? The Cuchimi people disappear after the Spaniards arrived to America. They were killed by the Spaniards or by the infectious diseases that they bring to America.


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