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Conserving Chaco Canyon: A National Historic Monument

Conserving Chaco Canyon: National Historic Monument 35690001422.jpg Together, these historical and natural functions developed a cultural landscape that linked the Pueblo and Navajo peoples to the Chaco Canyon. To this day, it and the surrounding region are a spiritual place for the tribes of the southwest. In 2010, the Chaco Culture National Historical Park was developed as a national monolith to protect and inform the story of what it is today, which is the biggest historical site of its kind in the United States. The park is safeguarded by many excellent buildings and with an overall area of 1. 5 million square miles is one of the largest national monoliths in the USA. For numerous indigenous individuals, the boundaries of the park do not cover whatever that is spiritually and culturally crucial, however for those whose cultures are small, the large adjoining cultural landscape is huge. It includes numerous websites that have excellent spiritual and cultural value for modern-day indigenous individuals. Navajo and other Native Americans who continue to live in the countryside, raise their families and continue the animals and farming practices of their forefathers. Navajo people and support the families who raise them, along with other Native Americans who continue to live on this land.

Chaco's Lost Sun Dagger

In the middle of ancient Anasazi - called Chaco Canyon - rises an imposing natural structure called Fajada Butte. On a narrow rocky outcrop at the top of this mountain is a spiritual website of the indigenous people, which got the name "Sun Dagger" and exposed the changing seasons to the astronomers of An asanasazi thousands of years earlier. Although the gorge was abandoned more than 700 years ago for unknown factors, the secrets of the dagger stay concealed to only a few. It inconspicuously marked the course of the seasons for many centuries, but lasted just ten years before its discovery and was lost permanently.

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