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Four separate American Indian cultures have existed in Death Valley. The Nevares Spring People, a group of primitive hunters and seed gatherers about 9000 years ago when lakes still existed in the basin then, the climate was mild and games was plentiful. Four thousand years later the culturally similar Mesquite Flat People replaced the original inhabitants. The third group, the Saratoga Spring People, arrived about 2000 years ago to a dry, hot desert. These more advanced hunters and gatherers created handcrafts and left mysterious, meticulously created stone patterns in the valley. The Desert Shoshone moved into desolate area 1000 years ago. They were nomads, living on game, mesquite beans and pinyon nuts. They camped in the valley near water sources during winter and moved into cooler mountains in summer.
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The first white people were two groups of emigrants on their way looking for California gold. About 100 people wandered down Furnace Creek Wash in late 1849 while looking for a shortcut to the Mother Lode country. Lost and out of food, the two separate groups were forced to endure severe hardships before they could escape from the desert. Their experience provided the valley with its morbid name.
We pass through heading to Nevada and explored just a bit. Planning another trip before winter is over to see the other side of this spectacular park(2010). Decided to venture out again with all the clan in tow (2005). We had some record rain in southern California, which is bad for many areas, but great for the desert life. Wildflowers will be a record this year, so if your a native Californian you should venture out to the desert and mountains to see them.
- Pros:Beautiful country with lots to see and do.
- Cons:Blazing hot in summer and have respect for the roads!
- In a nutshell:Just take your time and enjoy!
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