• A storm gathers behind the pueblo at Tuzigoot

    Tuzigoot

    National Monument Arizona

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  • Tuzigoot National Monument

    Trading to Survive

    Different cultures surounding Tuzigoot had different resources found in their regions, not found in other areas. In order to survive, everyone needed to trade products they produced to other Cultures who then traded for some of their products. Food and clothing were big trade items... but macaw parrots and turquoise jewelry too!

  • Montezuma Castle National Monument

    Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments Educator's Guide

    Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments Educator's Guide

    This curriculum is intended to provide assistance in preparing for a visit to Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well and/or Tuzigoot. However, it can be used independently of field trips to the monuments. All activities meet State of Arizona standards. It contains information on cultural and natural topics of the Verde Valley, classroom exercises, and suggested readings. It provides ideas on incorporating our monuments, resources, and the prehistoric Sinagua Culture into your classroom!

Did You Know?

Excavation of Tuzigoot National Monument

The ruins at Tuzigoot National Monument were excavated between 1933 and 1934 as part of the New Deal. Uncovering and reconstructing the 110-room pueblo gave out-of-work copper miners new skills.