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Famous Indian Landmarks

Long before Captain John Smith landed on Plymouth Rock with the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria, there were other inhabitants across North America. There were bountiful tribes of Indians throughout what is now modern day America and they have left behind many Indian landmarks, many of which are now famous.

Hovenweep National Monument

Indian landmarks

This monument is located inside of Colorado and the structures are from Pueblo Indians. They are Pre-Columbian and there are a total of six structures, including pueblos, towers, and cliff dwellings. W.D. Huntington was the first to find these architectural ruins while leading a Mormon expedition across southeastern Utah.

Sitka National Historical Park

Sitka National Historical Park

Located inside of Sitka, Australia is this national park, which was established in 1910 and is the state’s oldest park. It was designed to commemorate the Battle of Sitka, which took place in 1804. Within the 113 acre park is also Totem trail, which is a preservation of the totemic art.

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Within this park of South Dakota, it was a hunting ground for close to 11,000 years. It is also the site where the Historic Ghost Dance of 1890 took place, and it was where Wounded Knee was massacred.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

This monument found inside of Arizona is amongst red cliffs. There are ruins of Indian villages that were built between the years AD 350 and 1300. Today, modern Navajo Indians live and farm within the area.

Chiricahua National Monument

Chiricahua National Monument

Within Arizona there are vertical rock formations that are simply breathtaking. These were built by the Chiricahua Apaches and they took refuge within the mountains of Arizona, particularly when European settlers were coming over in the 19th century.

Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument

Inside of New Mexico, there is the Pajarito Plateau. You can still see a number of villages and cliff houses that were built by Pueblo Indians during the 13th century. They built along the canyons and today, they can be seen, complete with the ladders that led them up to their homes.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Within Tennessee is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which was home to a number of Cherokee Indians. There is a town by the name of Cherokee on the North Carolina side of the park to pay remembrance as well. It was in 1830 that President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act to send tribes out of the area east of the Mississippi River.

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Bighorn Lake and the surrounding areas were home to a number of Crow Indians. The Yellowtail dam is also named after the famous chairman of the Crow tribe, Robert Yellowtail.

Throughout the United States and into Mexico, there are a number of famous Indian landmarks that still remain.

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