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This is the Seventh of Twenty Four of my Grand Canyon Series.

Taken along the Hermit's Trail of the south rim. The American Indian Tribe, the Paiutes call the plateau that the canyon cuts thru Kaibab or "Mountain Lying Down" The name "Grand Canyon" was consistently used and published in 1870's. About 10,000 years ago, paleo hunters, chased big game in the Southest, but left few signs of their passage. In time they were followed by hunter-gatherers of the desert Archaic culture who inhabited the Grand Canyon region until about 1000 BC. Introduction of agriculture allowed family group to settle in one place. Native plants were cultivated. By AD 500, a new culture known as ancestral Puebloan (Anazasi) could be found at Grand Canyon.They inhabited dark and smoky semi-subterrenean pit houses. They hunted deer, rabbits and big horn sheeps and made fine baskets. About 2,000 ancestral Puebloan sites have been found within park boundaries, the most impressive of which is the Tusayan Pueblo. ueblo is a Spanish word meaning town. There were more Indian tribes that moved to the Grand Canyon. The last of these tribes were the Navajo. This note was based on www.americanparknetwork.com.

PP Work: Adjust levels control; Increase saturation; Sharpen; Remove noise; Convert to black and white; crop; Reduce file size for upload. I used RAW format for all photos I took of the Grand Canyon.

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