Indian Lore Merit Badge
Requirements Related to Bandelier
1. Give the history of one Indian tribe, group or nation.
2d. Visit a museum to see Indian artifacts
3b. Make three authentic food items
4e. Learn an Indian story of at least 300 words and tell the story to a group of Scouts
4f. Write about eight things adopted by others from American Indians.
4g. Learn 25 Indian place names.
There are six Pueblos affiliated with Bandelier. They are the direct descendants of the Ancestral Pubelo People who lived in Bandelier. They include: San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, Cochiti, Santo Domingo, San Felipe and Zuni. Visit their websites for more information. You can also learn more about the Ancestral Pueblo People by reading our Main Loop Trail Guide.
The park’s Visitor Center has a museum with many artifacts on display. There is also a bookstore in the Center with numerous books on Native American cultures. These two resources should satisfy the above requirements.
Did You Know?
Frijoles Creek drops approximately 80 feet over the Upper Falls. The falls occur where the waters of Frijoles Creek hit the more resistant, dense basalt rock from the neck of an ancient volcano.