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Esperanza’s World – Native American Center

Esperanza’s World – Native American Center




Activities / Teacher Resources

People have been living in Arizona for thousands of years.  Each group had a different way of life.  Every group settles the land in different ways and has beliefs about how they came to inhabit the earth.  Esperanza’s describes American Indians in Chapter 13, page 126.  (See below.)

“No, they were kind to me,” Carlos replied.  “They made me part of their family.  I am Nde.  I pass my coming of age, received my name, and was given power.  I am Nde.”  He thumped his chest.  “You don’t understand at all.”