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Here's where to celebrate America's indigenous culture

Love Exploring Logo By Jacqui Agate of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 41: Described as an “open book of human history” by the National Park Service, this monument encompasses some 33,000 acres – and, most importantly, it protects an area thought to have been settled by humans more than 11,000 years ago. Most fascinating of all are the homes hewn from soft volcanic tuff by the Ancestral Pueblo people from around AD 1150.

Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

Described as an “open book of human history” by the National Park Service, this monument encompasses some 33,000 acres – and, most importantly, it protects an area thought to have been settled by humans more than 11,000 years ago. Most fascinating of all are the homes hewn from soft volcanic tuff by the Ancestral Pueblo people from around AD 1150.

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