CDR-1236: SR Set: Native North American Art & Culture III: Southwest Native North American Art and Architecture

The distinctive cultures of the native people of the American Southwest is depicted here in images of architectural ruins, petroglyphs and pictographs of the Ancient Puebloan (Anasazi) people. Very much a part of the distinctive landscape of the region, the ruins and rock art evoke the era and mystery of the ancient peoples. In addition, images documenting the traditional communities of their descendants today, the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, etc are also included. Updated November 2013



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Title: Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon
Description: Unusual jagged window in the back wall.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0057
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Title: Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon
Description: Before the advent of protective archeological laws, late 19th century pothunters repeatedly knocked holes into the long back wall rather than dig through the deposits of windblown sand.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0058
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Title: Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon
Description: Striking textures of viga shadows slanting on the distinctive Chacoan "core and veneer" masonry.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon
Description: Elegantly formed sockets for viga support beams.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon
Description: View into two stories of the multi-storied structure with construction details, doorways, and a view of the towering red cliffs beyond.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon
Description: View into a series of rooms entered through a T-shaped door and low-silled doorways.
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Title: Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon
Description: Detail of wall of Type II masonry with an elegant row of sockets for support latillas for a (storage? sleeping?) platform.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: General view of Canyon del Muerto
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: Antelope House Ruin in Canyon del Muerto, from overlook. Long fingers of 'desert varnish' stripe the cliff, Navajo fields at base, and Ancestral Puebloan ruins tucked into the cleft.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: Closer view of the White House Ruin under the towering desert varnish streaked cliffs of Canyon de Chelly. It is named for a white plastered wall in the upper dwelling.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: Distinctive form and texture of crossbedded De Chelly sandstone, formed from ancient windblown sand dune deposits.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0069
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: Close view of toe and hand holds in the canyon wall, used by the Ancestral Puebloans.
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: Weathered sandstone outcropping in Canyon del Muerto with trail of toeholds used by the Ancestral Puebloans.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: General view of Canyon del Muerto with present day Navajo farmstead in the bottom.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0072
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: Big Hand Ruin in Canyon del Muerto.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: Closer view of the ruin tucked under the sandstone cliffs. Note figural pictograph on alcove wall left of the building.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0074
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: Junction Ruin, so named for its proximity to the junction of Canyon del Muerto and Canyon de Chelly.
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: Closer view of Junction Ruin which had seven rooms. The rounded form of its kiva is clearly visible.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: First Ruin, seen in its setting in Canyon de Chelly above Chinle Wash.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0078
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: Closer view of First Ruin, so-called because it is the first ruin encountered after entering Canyon de Chelly.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: Close view of First Ruin, with 14 rooms and two kivas. The curved form of one kiva is seen in the center of the buildings.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: Pictographs in Canyon de Chelly: zig-zag line, animals, and human figures; row of ducks at right.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ancestral Puebloan Ruins in Canyon de Chelly
Description: Petroglyphs in Canyon de Chelly: symbols and figures, including Kokopelli playing his flute.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Petroglyphs in Chaco Canyon
Description: Petroglyph of an open-armed, open-legged figure formed by pecking, incising, and abrading the soft sandstone using harder stones (hammerstones).
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Title: Petroglyphs in Chaco Canyon
Description: Petroglyph panel where pecking and incising techniques have been used. Spirals, a favorite motif, are seen here.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Petroglyphs in Chaco Canyon
Description: Navajo people probably scratched this horse-and-rider petroglyph into the rock sometime after the 16th century when horses were first brought by the Spaniards to the Southwest.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Petroglyphs in Chaco Canyon
Description: Incised petroglyphs.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Petroglyphs in Chaco Canyon
Description: Close view of ancient grooves and more recent additions.
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: General view of the North Pueblo and plaza. The pueblo is made entirely of adobe: earth mixed with straw and water; the exterior continually renewed with thick mud coating.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0092
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Closer view of the multi-storied pueblo, with wooden drying racks, and domical oven. The Red Willow Creek in the foreground is the sole source of water for the pueblo.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0093
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Diagonal view of the North Pueblo, with colorful doorways and an oven (horno) under a drying rack at right. The pueblo tradition allows electricity or running water.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0094
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Closer view of an outdoor adobe oven (horno) used mostly for bread baking. The oven is heated with a cedar fire, the ash is removed, and loaves are placed inside for baking.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0096
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Closer view of the adobe structure showing the ravages of the previous winter. Annual re-plastering with mud is necessary to maintain the wall surface.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0097
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Close view of the winter ravaged downspouts revealing the exposed adobe structure of adobe brick and layers of mud covering.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Typical shop front in the North Pueblo.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Shop interior ceiling construction of large timber vigas with smaller wood latillas placed above them. The roof is then compacted with earth.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Northeast corner of the pueblo with the sacred religious kivas marked by the long poles of the ladders descending into their interiors.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Eastern perimeter wall.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: South pueblo on the south plaza with typical drying racks and domical ovens.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0104
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Narrow street between buildings of the South Pueblo.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.