Did you know our community once was the home of several Native American tribes? My name is Peta, and I would like to tell you some information about some Native Americans that lived in our area of Apache Junction.
Some of these tribes were the Apache tribe, the Hohokam tribe, the Salado tribe, and the Pima tribe. These tribes all lived in our area. The Apache and Pima are still in our area, but the Salado and the Hohokam are not because they are ancient tribes. We know they lived in our area because people have found pieces of jewelry, hunting tools, petroglyphs, and pottery. “The petroglyphs are figures of people and animals,” said Jim Swanson, a local historian who volunteers at Superstition Mountain Museum. Jim Swanson allowed me to interview him about the history of the Native Americans in our area. He also said that the Native Americans used petroglyphs to tell stories and remember historical events.
The Native Americans used petroglyphs to tell their stories.
Today, what do we use to tell our stories?