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: Taos Pueblo
Description: Well maintained dwelling and shop on the south plaza.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: South Pueblo dwelling with latilla fencing.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Closer view of the façade of the San Geronimo Church with its crisply whitewashed adobe gateway and twin belltowers. View west.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: View east of the north flank of the single aisled church with its sturdy buttress supporting the thick adobe walls.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Cemetery and remains of the original San Geronimo church, built ca. 1619 by Spanish priests and Indian labor, and destroyed by US Troops during the 1847 revolt.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Adobe construction details: larger viga timbers and smaller latillas imbedded in the thick straw-laced mud of the adobe walls.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Architectural detail of adobe construction: adobe bricks and layers of adobe mud covering.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Taos Pueblo
Description: Large adobe bricks, dried and stacked for use.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: Diagonal view across stone walls and open kivas into the complex, from the south.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: View into the north portion of the complex, with poles of a ladder protruding from a restored kiva.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: Structures in the central portion of the complex, with T-shaped doorways.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: View into one of the eight kivas: with squared pilasters on the circular bench, used to support the intricate wooden roof.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0122
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: View across an open kiva where the curved masonry enveloped and incorporated the solid bedrock of the cave.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: Communal buildings in the back region of the cave along an area known as 'Main Street'.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: Close view of a doorway: the pecked surface of the upright stone at right displays a dimpled effect which is the hallmark of the Mesa Verde masonry style.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: Buildings at the south end of the complex with Mesa Verde masonry of carefully shaped sandstone laid up in straight courses and mortared with a mix of mud and water.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Description: View into the south end of the complex with storage rooms tucked into the narrow end of the cleft where dried beans and corn were stored.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: General view NNW of the Balcony House ruin at Mesa Verde.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: View across two kivas to the buildings tucked under the massive cliff overhang.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: Close view of the face-like arrangement of door and window openings in the building façade.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: View NNW of stone ruins under the cliff overhang. The tiny window opens into the northern portion of the cliff dwelling.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: A two-storied masonry building supported with metal clamps.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: In the northern end of the cliff dwelling the rare balcony remnants on this building have provided the Balcony House with its name.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: A rare surviving roofing structure of thin logs and branches covered by adobe. These materials deteriorated much more quickly than stone walls and are therefore rarely seen today.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: Close view of a doorway with shaped sandstone and mud mortar construction typical of Mesa Verde masonry.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0136
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: Close view of masonry textures: stones that have been shaped by pecking the surface with a harder hammerstone, and tiny stone chips, or 'chinking', fitted into the mortar.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0137
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Title: Balcony House, Mesa Verde
Description: Unusual double opening: window above door built of the rosy sandstone.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Cliff Palace
Description: Wide-angle view from above
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: General view from the overlook into the southern half of Cliff Palace situated in a large natural alcove in the cliff-face. Visitors to the site lend a sense of scale to the ruins.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: View into the central portion of Cliff Palace with some of the over 150 rooms and 23 kivas.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: View into the north end of the complex tucked under the massive cliff overhang on the east side of Cliff Canyon.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: Building façades, doors, windows (or ventilation openings?) within the northern sector of the cliff dwelling.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: View into the central area, part of which is built over a massive boulder which the Park Service stabilized in 1934 with 70 tons of steel and concrete, hidden by the wall beneath it.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: View over chinked masonry in foreground to the storage area in upper rear. Part of its wall is of carefully stacked rocks without mortar, or 'drywall.'
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: Raking view of the variety of terrace levels, buildings, kivas, and towers of the southern end of the extended communal dwelling.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0151
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: View into a southern end kiva with its encircling bench, pilasters for roof support, and part of the central fire pit visible. At lower left is the ventilation hole for the kiva.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kua-0152
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: Closer view of the variety of towers with both rectangular and T-shaped doorways, at the southern end of the complex.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: Raking view of the lowest doorway of the four-story tower, the stones shiny with wear. Visitors are invited to peer inside at the wall paintings on the interior walls.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: The southernmost tower of Cliff Palace, with an elegant T-shaped doorway in its curved masonry surface.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde
Description: General view of the southern portion of Cliff Palace and the modern exit path leading south.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.