Valley of Fire State Park:
Prehistoric users of the Valley of Fire included Basket Maker people and later the Anasazi Pueblo farmers
from the nearby fertile Moapa Valley. The span of approximate occupation has been dated from
300 B.C. to 1150 A.D. The
visited this area until historic times. Their
visits probably involved hunting, food gathering, and religious ceremonies.
Scarcity of water would have limited the length of their stay. Examples of
created by these ancient peoples can be found at several sites within the park.
Southern Paiutes of Las Vegas Valley
In the southern Great Basin, the native people in protohistoric and historic times were known as Paiutes. They spoke a Numic language of the great ...
Historically, the largest population concentrations of Paiutes were along the Virgin and Muddy rivers; other Paiutes adapted to a more arid desert ...