Can you name five interesting facts about the Indians who lived in Spanish Fork?
Utah Indians were made up of three groups. The group that lived in Spanish Fork was the Utes.
The Ute Indians were nomadic desert gatherers. They moved from place to place finding food and making clothing.
The Utes had rich copper-colored skin. They did not cut their hair. The men wore it in long braids. Sometimes they would paint their faces yellow and black.
Their clothing may have been made from rabbits, buffalo, deer, antelope, or elk.
Their home was a tepee made with 10-15 long poles and buffalo or deer hides. It was mostly plain and it could be moved quickly from place to place.
In the summer, they made a simple shade from brush and a framework of poles.
The Indians mainly ate wild vegetables, mammals, and fish. They liked camas bulbs, bitterroot, grass seeds, wild potatoes, serviceberries, chokecherries, sego lily bulbs, and a little corn.
They made and used bows and arrows for hunting. They made axes from stones.
The Indians could make waterproof baskets from grass and dishes and jars from baked clay.