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    Bandelier

    National Monument New Mexico

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    Through October 27, 2014 all access to the most visited part of the park, Frijoles Canyon, will be via a mandatory shuttle bus from the nearby community of White Rock from 9 AM - 3 PM daily. Private cars may drive in before 9 AM or after 3 PM. More »

Domesticated Animals

domesticated turkeys

Domesticated turkeys were raised for their feathers and meat.

NPS Collection

The Ancestral Pueblo people had domesticated dogs and turkeys. The dogs were companions, and turkeys were valued for food and feathers. The feathers, twisted with yucca fibers, were woven into warm blankets.

Did You Know?

Valles Caldera

The Valles Caldera is the collapsed summit of the Jemez Volcano which erupted over 1 million years ago. Ash from this volcano formed the volcanic tuff from which the Ancestral Pueblo people built their homes.