Hohokam Afternoon Entertainment 24" x 30" oil painting by Tom Haas dated 1997

Hohokam Afternoon Entertainment 24″ x 30″ oil painting by Tom Haas dated 1997

Tom’s neighborhood kids posed for this scene of what could have been Hohokam Indian children playing along the Salt River in Arizona, at a time when the river flowed year-round nourishing the land and people.

Hohokam culture, prehistoric North American Indians who lived approximately from AD 200 to 1400 in semiarid region of present-day central and southern Arizona, largely along the Gila and Salt rivers. The term Hohokam is said to be Pima for “those who have vanished.” The later occupants of the area, the Pima and Tohono O’odham (Papago) are thought to be direct descendants of the Hohokam People.

Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica. Hohokam culture (North American Indians). Web. 27 Nov 2016. www.britannica.com