Her brother Douglass was working for the Southern Pacific at Winslow, Arizona, at the time and while visiting him she traveled to Indian missions, Anasazi Indian cliff dwellings
, and the Grand Canyon.
To include these talks would have revealed the extent to which even those individuals with the best of intentions for the cliff dwellings
also "meant to realize on them" to borrow the words of Tom Outland's worldly companion Rodney Blake (Professor's House 244).
The fires burned within feet of some of the cliff dwellings
and just stopped.
The ancient cliff dwellings
at Mesa Verde rest atop a "sky island," so reaching them requires an hour-long drive up a winding mountain road after passage through the entrance gate.
The park's 800-year-old cliff dwellings
are so ubiquitous in textbooks and museum dioramas, you imagine you won't be awestruck when you see them in person.
5-mile round-trip trail to the White House, a spectacular example of an early ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling
named for a long wall covered in white plaster.
The balance of the project time is spent at the cliff dwelling
, working on designated walls.
In the southwest corner of Colorado Mesa Verde has long been a sellout destination, thanks to its ancient cliff dwellings
that were home to the Anasazi.
Its centerpiece is a well-preserved Sinagua cliff dwelling
Its trademark cliff dwelling
, White House Ruin, is just as magnificent, and it's the only run you can visit without a guide.
Florentino Hornedo, describing cliff dwellings
as a protection from attacks from unfriendly villages, could very well describe precolonial Itbayat.
We all recognize the incredible beauty of American Indian art--from the remnants of ancient wonders that we can explore and admire in places like Chaco Canyon and the Gila Cliff Dwellings
to the traditional and modern art masterpieces created by Native artists to this day.