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Native Americans: Anasazi: Mesa Verde National Park

These sites contain information about Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Learn about the history of the Anasazi people that lived in pit houses, pueblos, and later cliff dwellings. View the cliff dwellings and kivas that were left by the Anasazi. Includes a controversial article about the Anasazi being cannibals.


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This site has information on the history and cultural aspects of Mesa Verde and the Anasazi people. Learn what the name Mesa Verde means in Spanish. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Here is a historical description of the Anasazi people. Includes a picture of cliff dwellings. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Scroll down to "Who Were the Anasazi?" to read about these people from the Southwest. "Resources for Educators" contains a 178 page PDF file with lesson plan ideas and more.
This site gives a brief explanation of the park. Scroll down to learn more abut people who lived in the area in the past.
This site tells about the major attractions of the park. Includes a brief description of the fire of 1996. NOTE: The site includes ads.
View these photographs taken of the Mesa Verde National Park by photographer Quang-Tuan Luong. Roll over the photographs for a brief caption and click on them to view a larger version.
Read about the history of these people who become known as the Anasazi. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This encyclopedia article tells about the history of the Pueblo people who are descendants of the Anasazi. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This site has maps and photographs of the Anasazi.
This site has slide shows to view and puzzles for students to solve.
Students can watch these panoramas.
Grolier Online provides much of the information for this Scholastic research starter.

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