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Puye cliff dwellings, near the Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico, circa 1915-1930

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Alternate title:Home of cliff dwellers, N. M.
Summary:Puye cliff dwellings, near the Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico, circa 1915-1930. Caption reads: "Homes of the Cliff Dwellers, near the Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico. Here in New Mexico are monuments of an ancient people; mute evidence of a race long ago. These mysterious cliff dwellings, like swallows' nests, mark the faces of the canyon walls for hundreds of miles in Northern New Mexico and in Arizona. The tradition is that the Pueblo Indians came from the north, being driven inch by inch by a fierce foe. At last they reached the plateau of New Mexico, and built permanent fortress homes. With the advent of the Spaniards in 1540 these cliff dwellings even then were the subject of traditions centuries old." Postmark date: December 8, 1921; Postcard number: 11598; Message included.
Provider:Detroit Publishing Co.
Fred Harvey (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Michigan
Place of origin – Settlement:Detroit
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:New Mexico
Geographical subject – Settlement:Pueblo of Santa Clara
Topical subjects:Cliff dwellings
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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