a virtual walk in the park:

Ancestral Pueblo People of Mesa Verde

“About 1,400 years ago, long before Europeans explored North America, a group of people living in the Four Corners region chose Mesa Verde for their home. For more than 700 years they and their descendants lived and flourished here, eventually building elaborate stone communities in the sheltered alcoves of the canyon walls. Then, in the late A.D. 1200s, in the span of a generation or two, they left their homes and moved away. Mesa Verde National Park preserves a spectacular reminder of this ancient culture.” Mesa Verde, National Park Service

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The Mesa Verde website includes pages on the natural environment (plants and animals, weather, desert climate), history of the pueblo peoples and culture, and other immersive experiences.

The Virtual Ranger Station provides updates to COVID-19 restrictions, “what’s open/what’s not,” downloadable guides to specific sites, trails, maps, and self-guided tours.

So, take a virtual walk in the park as part of native american heritage month.

slide images from Mesa Verde, National Park Service