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The Indian Lands and Anasazi Ancestral Puebloan Sites section contains 21 pages which house
651 images of Southwest scenery, cliff dwellings and Pueblos. There are 6 sub-sections which include
a five page section on Monument Valley, a six page section on Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a
 4 page section on Anasazi Sites, a 3 page section on Pueblo Sites, and three pages on Canyon de Chelly,
Upper Antelope Canyon, and a compilation of Petroglyphs. These pages contain hundreds of new images
and detailed captions, the result of nearly a thousand hours of processing, post-processing and research.

At the bottom of this Index page are 8 images of Dancers with their Regalia from the Red Rock Pow Wow.

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There are 14 Sections in the Photoshelter Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection

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Antelope Canyon AZ
Antelope Canyon Fractal Composites

Chaco Culture Anasazi Complex

Monument Valley Scenics
Monument Valley: Hogans and Petroglyphs
Susie Yazzie, Monument Valley

Indian Lands Select

Aztec Ruins & Hovenweep
Canyon de Chelly & AZ Sinagua Sites

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings
New Mexico Pueblos & Bandelier

Red Rock Pow Wow
Taos Pueblo

Anasazi and Fremont Petroglyphs

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MonumentValley


The iconic scenery of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park was made famous by the superb
Western Films made by John Ford and John Wayne beginning in the late 1930s. This five page
section contains an overview page and 4 detailed pages on General Scenics, Mesas and Buttes,
Mystery Valley and Arches, and Hogans, Petroglyphs and Susie Yazzie, a famous 100-year-old
Navajo Weaver, author and tribal spokeswoman who also appeared in several of those films.

ChacoCulture


Chaco Culture National Historical Park was the center of the Pueblo Indian civilization from 900 to 1150 AD.
The site contains fifteen major complexes which were built with exceptional masonry techniques. Some of the
structures were the largest buildings in North America until the late 19th century, and were aligned with major
solar and lunar events. This spectacular area on the Colorado Plateau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This section contains an overview page and 5 separate pages detailing Pueblo Bonito; Pueblo del Arroyo;
Chetro Ketl and Talus House; Casa Rinconada Great Kiva and Small Houses, Una Vida and Hungo Pavi
Chacoan Great Houses; the Petroglyph Trail and Una Vida Petroglyphs and some Chacoan Scenics.

AnasaziSites


The Anasazi (or Hisatsinom) Ancestral Puebloan People built pit houses, cliff dwellings,
Kivas and villages and extensive roads throughout the Southwest, then disappeared from the
Four Corners Area in the 12th and 13th centuries during the 300-year Great Drought. They left an
extensive group of archaeological evidence when they migrated South, and it is now generally
accepted that they became the modern Pueblo people. This section contains an overview
page and three pages detailing the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde and Bandelier, and
the masonry structures of Aztec Ruins and Hovenweep, all in the Four Corners.

Pueblos


Modern Pueblo people descended from three major cultures: the Mogollon in Southwestern New Mexico,
the Hohokam (Phoenix Basin), and the Anasazi in the Four Corners region, detailed in the section above.
This section shows some ancient and early modern Pueblos including a detailed page on Taos Pueblo,
the longest continually-inhabited dwelling in North America, built by Northern Tiwa over 1000 years ago.

The Pueblo section contains 3 pages: an overview of New Mexico Pueblos and Arizona Sinagua Sites,
and two separate pages detailing Taos Pueblo World Heritage Site and the Salinas Valley Pueblos and
Montezuma Castle (a cliff dwelling) and Tuzigoot Sinagua Sites in Verde Valley near Phoenix, Arizona.

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Canyon de Chelly in Northeastern Arizona is the site of numerous Anasazi Ancestral Puebloan ruins
and is one of the longest continually-inhabited areas in North America (now on Navajo Nation land).
This page contains scenic images taken from various spots on the rim of the canyon and several
detail shots of Anasazi ruins, some of which were taken at 500mm from canyon overlooks.

AntelopeCanyon


One of the most spectacular slot canyons in the Southwest, Upper Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona is
a narrow cleft in the red-orange Navajo Sandstone with swirling, rippled formations. The Antelope Canyon page
contains 59 images of the unique canyon formations (including 9 unique kaleidoscopic Fractal composite images).

Fremont_Anasazi_Petroglyphs


A compilation of Fremont Culture Petroglyphs and Pictographs from Capitol Reef and
Calf Creek Canyon and Anasazi Petroglyphs from Chaco Canyon and Monument Valley.

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Pow Wow Grass Dancer and Regalia X2448

A Grass Dancer in his Regalia walks towards the competition area.

The Grass Dance represents scouts seeking a camp or meeting site,
and dancing in a special way to flatten the grass, preparing it for the site.
The Grass Dance also represents stalking game and warrior movements.

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Pow Wow Dancer and Regalia X2454

A Northern Traditional Dancer and his Regalia. Traditional Dance is the oldest form of dance, representing stalking the game, hunting, warrior actions and battling an enemy.

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Pow Wow Dancer and Regalia X2442

The Regalia is a personal expression of creativity and artistry which can contain items such as shields with tribal symbols, a bustle with eagle or other raptor feathers, and a breast plate.

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Pow Wow Dancer and Regalia X2458

Traditional Dance Regalia are passed down for generations. Leather spots and horsehair are attached to these feathers.

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Pow Wow Regalia Hawk Bustle X2442c

Detail of the Hawk in the center of the Bustle. Most Traditional Bustles use Eagle Feathers. Tail feathers are most desirable.

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Pow Wow Dancer and Regalia X2433

A Traditional Dancer preparing for the Dance, fastening his Breastplate.
Detail of the Feathered Bustle for this Dancer’s Regalia is shown below.

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Pow Wow Regalia X2429

Traditional Feathered Bustle with Quill and Bead Medallion.

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Pow Wow Regalia X2438

Detail of the Medallion with yarnwork, beads and fluff.

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Monument Valley Artist’s Point at Sunrise X1764

Sunrise in Monument Valley, overlooking Artist’s Point from just behind Spearhead Mesa.

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Top Left: Monument Valley: Three Sisters and Mitchell Mesa,
Mittens and Merrick Butte, Elephant Butte and Northern Buttes;

Bottom Left: Taos Pueblo: North House (Hlauuma) and North Adobe House;
Aztec Ruins West Ruin; Hovenweep National Monument: Hovenweep Castle

Top Right: Chaco Culture: Pueblo del Arroyo and
Chetro Ketl Chacoan Great Houses; Mesa Verde Cliff Palace

Bottom Right: Canyon de Chelly: Spider Rock, Junction Ruins,
and the Canyon View from Sliding House Overlook

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 14 Sections in the Photoshelter Indian Lands & Anasazi Sites Collection

Direct Links:

Antelope Canyon AZ
Antelope Canyon Fractal Composites

Chaco Culture Anasazi Complex

Monument Valley Scenics
Monument Valley: Hogans and Petroglyphs
Susie Yazzie, Monument Valley

Indian Lands Select

Aztec Ruins & Hovenweep
Canyon de Chelly & AZ Sinagua Sites

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings
New Mexico Pueblos & Bandelier

Red Rock Pow Wow
Taos Pueblo

Anasazi and Fremont Petroglyphs

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