Ran across this in something of a related search and found it interesting.
As the wiki article indicates confusion exists related to Aquanetta and her ancestry, but it’s an interesting bio nonetheless.
Portrayed at various times as the “Venezuelan Volcano”, African American, or Arapaho, I guess she remained something of a mystery throughout her life.
The Hohokam have always held an interest for me and I was more than a little surprised Aquanetta “owned” a site and sold it. A good thing the site is being preserved and wasn’t sold to developers.
I’ve hiked and roamed around desert areas in Arizona and New Mexico that were home to tribes like the Hohokam and Anazai – the Anazai are best known for their cliff dwellings while you need to be farther down often in open areas to walk where the Hohokam did.
In some of these areas the ground is literally littered with pot sherds and what appears to be mounds of varying size aren’t all that uncommon.
The desert is a different place and would have required a hardy people to live there – edibles abound if you know what to look for and aren’t picky, but even so agriculture was the mainstay for both the Hohokam and the Anasazi.