• Pipe Spring National Monument

    Pipe Spring

    National Monument Arizona

5 - Kahn

Kahn
The Kaibab Paiute lifestyle included hunting, gathering plants and small-scale farming. They depended on a wide range of plants and animals found during different seasons and in different areas. They built dwellings in different locations as they moved throughout their territory. The kahn was a home made from trees and brush such as juniper tree branches, willow, rabbitbrush, and sage. Primarily used for sleeping, the kahn also provided an escape from the sun during the summer, and when lined with bark, a refuge from cold winds in the winter. All daily activities took place outside, including making fires for cooking or warmth.

Did You Know?

Fort at Pipe Spring

The fort at Pipe Spring National Monument was built over a spring, similar to castles in Europe and the Middle East.