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Cliff Palace

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 14:48, last changed on 09/04/2021 - 12:31

Cliff Palace

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Located in an alcove on the east wall of Cliff Canyon in Mesa Verde National Park , Cliff Palace is a 150-room cliff dwelling built by Ancestral Pueblo people in the 1200s. Diné ( Navajo ), Nuche ( Ute ), Apache , and Pueblo people knew of the structures well before rancher Richard Wetherill and...

Montezuma County

Added by yongli on 06/27/2016 - 15:03, last changed on 09/21/2020 - 01:07
Montezuma County, famous for the ancient Native American ruins at Mesa Verde , is the southwesternmost county in Colorado. The county covers 2,040 square miles of the Colorado Plateau , and has the distinction of bordering Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. It is known as the Four Corners region, where...

Origins of Mesa Verde National Park

Added by yongli on 10/28/2021 - 13:00, last changed on 10/28/2021 - 13:00
Mesa Verde National Park was established in 1906 as the country’s ninth national park. The site was visited and considered sacred by multiple Indigenous nations before it began attracting interest from white Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While male scientists and...

Spruce Tree House

Added by yongli on 05/05/2017 - 10:51, last changed on 09/04/2021 - 12:35
Spruce Tree House is the third-largest cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park , and the first seen by most visitors because of its location near park headquarters. Built by the Ancestral Pueblo in the 1200s, Euro-Americans came to know the 114-room dwelling through rancher Richard Wetherill and...
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