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Bell Trail Petroglyphs

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Went on a hike with a group from work. Me and another staff took the wrong trail and ended up seeing these amazing petroglyphs, ruins and pottery. Glad we got lost LOL. So at the sign about three miles in… go to the right. If you go to the left you will end up at […]

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Black Kettle Cheyenne Chief

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Chief Black Kettle (Cheyenne, Mo’ohtavetoo’o)(ca. 1803 – November 27, 1868) born to the Northern Só’taeo’o / Só’taétaneo’o band of the Northern Cheyennes in the Black Hills, later he married into the Wotápio / Wutapai band (one mixed Cheyenne-Kiowa band with Lakota-Sioux origin) of the Southern Cheyenne; after 1854 he was a prominent leader of the […]

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Black Kettle Cheyenne Chief

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Chief Black Kettle (Cheyenne, Mo’ohtavetoo’o)(ca. 1803 – November 27, 1868) born to the Northern Só’taeo’o / Só’taétaneo’o band of the Northern Cheyennes in the Black Hills, later he married into the Wotápio / Wutapai band (one mixed Cheyenne-Kiowa band with Lakota-Sioux origin) of the Southern Cheyenne; after 1854 he was a prominent leader of the […]

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Chief Two Moons

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Chief Two Moons (1847–1917), or Ishaynishus (Cheyenne: Éše’he Ôhnéšesêstse), was one of the Cheyenne chiefs who took part in the Battle of the Little Bighorn and other battles against the United States Army. He was the son of Carries the Otter, an Arikara (North Dakota tribe) captive who married into the Cheyenne tribe. During Cheyenne Chief […]

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Native American Time

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Native Americans had little use for small elements of time. The cyclical passage of the seasons, marked by the “moons” of the lunar calendar that seems to have been a known feature of people for 35,000 years; the years, marked by the passage of “winters”; the division of days and nights into “sleeps”: these were […]

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Polatki and Honanki Ruins in Sedona

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My adventure today… November 1 2015 The Palatki Heritage Site — in the Hopi language Palatki means ‘red house’– it is an archaeological site and park located in the Coconino National Forest, near Sedona, in Arizona. The Honanki Heritage Site (meaning “bear house”) is approximately 4.5 miles north west of Polatki and is also a […]

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Canyon De Chelly Hogan

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During a trip to Canyon DeChelly, I was lucky enough to catch this image of a Navajo Homestead in the canyon. A hogan is the primary, traditional dwelling of the Navajo people. Other traditional structures include the summer shelter, the underground home, and the sweat house. A hogan can be round, cone-shaped, multi-sided, or square; […]

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Grand Canyon Tours from Sedona Arizona

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This amazing adventure begins with a beautiful drive up Oak Creek Canyon, one of the top 10 scenic drives in America. Then travel through the Ponderosa Pine Forest of Flagstaff, past the San Francisco Peaks, and on to the village of Tusayan where you can see “Hidden Secrets of the Canyon” at the Imax Theater. Then onto the South […]

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Hopi Mesa Tours Sedona Arizona

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Travel back in time over a thousand years to the ancient land of the Hopi. A Native American tribe that is said to be the oldest living indigenous people of North America. Hopis call themselves Hopitu – ‘The Peaceful People’. Hopi land is in Northeastern Arizona and surrounded by the Navajo Nation. Small Hopi villages can be found […]

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Mantezumas Well Ancient Ancestral Village

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Montezumas well is located near Sedona Arizona and features well-preserved cliff-dwellings. They were built and used by the Pre-Columbian Sinagua people, northern cousins of the Hohokam, around 700 CE. It was occupied from approximately 1125-1400 CE, and occupation peaked around 1300 CE. The monument is not at all a castle, but remains to be named “Montezuma Castle”, despite it having nothing to do […]