Montana, Idaho, Wyoming,
Colorado, Utah, Nevada
709-1 Thunder Bird –
The thunderbird was one of the spiritual animals for most Native American
Tribes. To this day this symbol is found in many designs of the Southwest.
The Thunderbird is a large bird that produced thunder when flapping
its wings. By opening and closing its eyes, Thunderbirds are also
known to make lightning
709-2 Horseshoe – The horseshoe is a symbol
of good luck when displayed with the open side up – it holds
good fortune. It is a good symbol for the west, as horses play an
important part in this regions economy. The west is also home to cowboys
709-3 Relief Map – We chose the West to display
a relief map of the entire Unites Sates – a relief shows different
elevations – so the mountain states were an appropriate place.
709-4 Sand Frame – The dry climate of Nevada
inspired this sand frame. In fact both the Mojave and Great Basin
desert extend into Nevada. Deserts are dry and arid though a common
misconception is that they are lifeless and cold. Many plants and
animals have adapted to a lack of water. Temperatures can also be
very cool at night.
709-5 All About Me, Scrapbook: The study of genealogy
or family history is an important part of the Mormon religion, which
has a large following in Utah. Genealogy is a big part of scrapbooking.
Today this is the fastest growing craft activity in the United States.
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