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Use by ManArchaeological investigations show that this area has been used by semi-nomadic Native Americans have used this area for roughly 1,000 years. Stone mortars in the bedrock can be found which were used for grinding seeds. The caverned openings in the rock may have been used for fire and shelter. Water pooled in natural tanks were an attraction for Native Americans who camped in the area, and later on, Cattlemen, who built a concrete dam to collect water from rains.
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Native American Culture in Joshua TreeIn general, tribal peoples historically occupied their lands in small, mobile social units of related families who traveled in regular patterns, ...
Cahuilla IndiansThe Cahuilla are Takic [Uto-Aztecan] peoples arriving in southern California about 2,000-2,500 years ago. ...
Serrano IndiansThe territory of the Serrano included the entire San Bernardino range of mountains, west into ...
Ranchers & CattlemenCattle ranchers in other areas probably heard rumors of fine pastures in the high desert from ...
Squaw Tank concrete dam