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Pointed Butte Pueblito, Cibola Canyon, Dulce, Rio Arriba County, NM

Pointed Butte Pueblito, Cibola 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 Navajo, Pueblos, and other tribes with the Spanairds. Pointed Butte Peublito is a three room pueblito built into an isolated butte on Pine Tree Mesa. Its columnar masonry construction is typical of the pueblitos. The site consists of the pueblitos, three nearby forked hogans and a juniper corral. The name of the site refers to the butte the pueblito was constructed on. From the butte one commands an expansive view of the surrounding mesa and canyons and Gobernador Know to the northeast. Significant features include the tunnel leading from the entry room to room 1, the collapsed fork-stick hogans and the corral.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1350
Survey number: HABS NM-186



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