• Wupatki Pueblo at sunset

    Wupatki

    National Monument Arizona

People

From hunter-gatherers to farmers, herders, ranchers, and caretakers, many people have called Wupatki home.

Remnants of their lives are preserved here through the efforts of the National Park Service, the US Forest Service, and others. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was responsible for early preservation efforts and development of many of the buildings and trails we use today.

Did You Know?

photo of scarlet macaw

Wupatki Pueblo was an important center for trade, judging from the exotic items found there. These include copper bells from Mexico, shell beads, and the remains of more than 40 macaws from Mesoamerica.