5 - 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.
Last updated: March 31, 2012