Cahuilla Tribe By Bella, Emily, Hana, Russell, Nick How did the Cahuilla tribe live? Landforms & Water . Lived in foothills of San Bernardino mountains and valleys of San Jacinto mountains . Lived nearest where water came through springs . High canyon walls shade and protection from winds. Climate .surrounding mountains block good air from reaching the desert .less than 5 inches of rain per year .high is 120 degrees Plants as natural resources .leave village to gather acorns, pine nuts, grass seeds, berries, roots, and cactus fruits, .mesquite bushes gave wood for houses, fences, arrow shafts, digging sticks, baskets .sap used for dye .acorns used to make bread and plants used as soup medicine Animals as Natural Resources .food harder to find in desert .trying to hunt .used bows and arrows to kill food .birds, lizards, rabbits .would eat desert tortises Tribal beliefs and activities .told stories about how the world began .boys were taught how to hunt .girls were taught how to grind acorns and make baskets .made dome shaped homes .held parties to celebrate events .wore headdresses, shook rattles, and danced Interesting facts .traded goods with other people .goods were shell beads, furs, baskets, and clay pots .not many tribes made clay pots .used pots to store water and food The End Bella, Emily, Hana, Russell, and Nick thank you for watching our slide!