Amazing Native American cultural sites in the US

Bandelier National Monument

The National Park Service calls this monument a “open record of human history” that protects a region thought to have been populated by humans over 11,000 years ago.

Crazy Horse Memorial (Black Hills)

Crazy Horse's visage alone soars 87 feet (27m), dwarfing the 60-foot (18m) presidents at adjacent Mount Rushmore. He was famous for his role in the Sioux Wars.

Hovenweep National Monument

The Ancestral Puebloans built the most remarkable structures at Hovenweep between AD 1200 and 1300. The Puebloans may have moved south in the 13th century.

American Indian National Museum

The sand-colored edifice on the National Mall is beautiful, but it's the inside that counts. The museum has archives & artefacts from  1,200 indigenous tribes.

National Monument of Little Bighorn, Montana

This heartbreaking monument remembers the Battle of the Little Bighorn, a brutal confrontation between the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne.

Effigy Mounds, Iowa

Little is known about the Native Effigy Moundbuilders of the Late Woodland Period (around AD 300-1000). The mounds, which range in shape from bears to birds.

Bandelier National Monument

The Heard Museum, Phoenix
It was founded in 1929 with the goal of "presenting, interpreting, & advancing Indian art." Museum has  40,000-strong collection of Navajo textiles.

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