• Long House in autumn

    Bandelier

    National Monument New Mexico

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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?

Queen butterfly

Queen butterflies are often mistaken for Monarchs because they look so much alike. This is beneficial to the Queen, who is avoided by predators who fear this look-alike may be as toxic as the Monarch.