The Cliff Ruins of Canyon de Chelly, Arizona

Sixteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,136 / 165 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53
LoC Category: Q
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Added to site: 2006.11.07
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Genre: Science
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1894-95, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1897, pages 73-198

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show the former. The area of the ancient pueblo region may be 150,000 square miles; that of the plateau country, approximately, 130,000.

[Footnote 10: See Major C. E. Dutton's map of the plateau country in 6th Ann. Rept. U.S. Geol. Survey, pl. xi. His report on "Mount Taylor and the Zuñi plateau," of which this map is a part, presents a vivid picture of the plateau country, and his descriptions are so clear and expressive that any attempt to better them must result in failure. The statement of the geologic and topographic features which is incorporated herein is derived directly from Major Dutton's description, much of it being taken bodily.]

The plateau country is not a smooth and level region, as its name might imply; it is extremely rugged, and the topographic obstacles to travel are greater than in many wild mountain regions. It is a country of cliffs and canyons, often of considerable magnitude and forming a bar to extended progress in any direction. The surface is generall

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