A Story Built in Stone
Beneath colorful sandstone cliffs in northern Arizona, Pipe Spring National Monument preserves the story of human life, settlement, and struggle in the heart of the southwestern desert.
For thousands of years, native people, plants, and animals relied on the spring for its life-giving water. Beginning in the 1850s, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints began settling the area that the Kaibab Paiute called home. The new settlers drastically altered the landscape and set the stage for conflict and compromise on the western frontier.
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Last updated: November 27, 2021