The Navajo and Apache1500 AD - Present AD
In AD 500, a group of tribal chiefs immigrated from Canada and Alaska to the
Southwest. They split up into two groups; the Apache and the Navajo. The Apache
were warlike and did not want to learn the Spaniards ways. The Navajo called themselves
Dineh, which means "the people". They called their land Dinateh, which means "The land of the people".
The newly born offspring inherited their Mother's name, and not their Fathers.
The Navajo are most widely known for their skilled artistry in weaving and many other
arts. They currently live on what is the one of the largest Native American reservation in the United
States. The Apache live on a reservation in Southeast Arizona.