Farming and Raising Animals:

The Navajo Tribe were farmers and they planted several types of crops. They believed in the myth of the Changing Woman which was thought to have taught the tribe how to plant and grow corn. The Navajo tribe also learned how to grow squash and beans from other Native American tribes. They lived in the desert region and had to learn to grow their crops near a stream. Corn was a special crop in their culture. They used it for food as well as in ceremonies. The Navajo tribe didn't hunt for their food. They learned how to become farmers and raise livestock. Livestock are animals that are raised to be used for as a food, to help with chores in the fields or used for trading. Some of the animals that they raised on their farms were sheep, goats, and horses.