Historical Sites Significant to Native American Culture

27th April, 2024


Remains of the largest pre-Columbian city north of Mexico, built by the Mississippian culture.

1: Cahokia Mounds, Illinois

Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings, expertly crafted and offering a glimpse into a vanished society.

2: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Extensive network of ancient Puebloan settlements, showcasing complex architecture and astronomy.

3: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico

Sacred earthen mounds shaped like animals, built by Woodland period native cultures.

4: Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa

Giant effigy mound in the shape of a serpent, created by ancient cultures for ceremonial purposes.

5: Serpent Mound, Ohio

Thousands of petroglyphs (rock carvings) by ancestral Puebloans and early Spanish settlers.

6: Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico

The canyon system with Navajo settlements, both ancient ruins and modern communities reside within.

7: Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona

Homestead and museum of the influential Crow leader, highlighting his efforts to bridge cultures.

8: Chief Plenty Coups State Park, Montana