History & Culture

Hisatsinom people made excellent pots.
Small pots in Keet Seel

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Ancestral home of Hopi clans today: Fire and Coyote.
White fir log across the entrance of Keet Seel.

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The Ancestral Puebloan people farmed the canyons, enabling them to flourish in this high desert environment. They hunted wild game and grew corn, beans, and squash.

Ancestral home of Flute and Deer Antler Clans, who live in Hopi today.

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Like Keet Seel, Betatakin was constructed of sandstone, mud mortar, and wood.

Double-walled kiva in Kawestima/Keet Seel
Keet Seel

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Most of keet Seel has remained unchanged for 700 years.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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