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Gomez Canyon Pueblito, Gomez Canyon, Dulce, Rio Arriba County, NM

Gomez Canyon Pueblito, Gomez Canyon, Dulce, Rio Arriba County, NM

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Significance: The pueblitos are small multi roomed masonry dwellings found in the Navajo homeland, or Dinetah region of northwest New Mexico. Dating from the early 17th century, the pueblitos are significant indicators of the complex social relations that existed among the Navajos, Pueblos and other tribes, and the Spaniards. Notable for its location and superb architecture, Gomez Canyon Pueblito is situated on a small sandstone point, with an outer wall conforming to the outline of the protruding sandstone outcrop. The irregular surface of the sandstone outcrop necessitated the construction of a narrow subfloor room to provide a level floor surface for the two primary rooms, two masonry pillars frame the narrow doorway opening supported by a wooden lintel. The site includes four forked stick hogans, three middens, and a pile of burned sandstone.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N571
Survey number: HABS NM-171



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Pueblo Indians
Navajo Indians
Laird, Vernon W, field team
Zareen, Hadiba, field team
Gaudy, Peggy, field team
Barbee, William C, project manager
Wegman-French, Lysa, transmitter
Thallheimer, Arnold, photographer
Dharmadhikari, Kirtimalini S, delineator




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