American Indian (Native American) Landmarks

Places of importance to American Indians.

Abo-Pueblo-Ruins

Abo Pueblo Ruins

Abo, Torrance County, New Mexico, 87036
Abo is a pueblo ruin in New Mexico that is preserved in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. There is a trail through the mission ruins, and a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) trail around the unexcavated pueblo ruins.

Acoma-Pueblo

Acoma Pueblo

, Cibola County, New Mexico
Also known as "Sky City", Acoma Pueblo is a American Indian site built on top of a 367-foot (112 m) sandstone mesa. It is regarded as the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States.

Agua-Fria-National-Monument

Agua Fria National Monument

Cleator, Yavapai County, Arizona
Created by Presidential proclamation on January 11, 2000, the 71,100 acre (288 km²) monument has over 450 distinct Native American structures, some of large pueblos containing more than 100 rooms each.

Alaska-Native-Brotherhood-Hall-(Sitka-Camp-No.-1)

Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall (Sitka Camp No. 1)

Sitka, Alaska
The building is significant for being the original chapter of the Alaska Native Brotherhood, an organization representing native rights in Alaska.

Alcatraz-Island

Alcatraz Island

, California
Often referred to as "The Rock" or simply Alcatraz, the island has been the location of a lighthouse, a fort, a military and federal prison and an American Indian protest. It has become a popular tourist attraction.

Bear-River-Massacre-Monument

Bear River Massacre Monument

, Franklin County, Idaho
The monument was erected by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers in memory of the Battle of Bear River (Massacre at Boa Ogoi), which took place on January 29, 1863, between the United States Army and the Shoshone Indians.

Bering-Expedition-Landing-Site

Bering Expedition Landing Site

, Alaska
According to the U.S. National Park Service, this is where the first attempts at contact between Europeans and Alaskan natives were made by naturalist Georg W. Steller, surgeon aboard Vitus Bering's St. Peter.

Canyon-de-Chelly-National-Monument

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Chinle, Apache County, Arizona
The monument covers 131 square miles (339 km2) and encompasses the floors and rims of the three major canyons: de Chelly, del Muerto, and Monument. These canyons were cut by streams with headwaters in the Chuska mountains.

Cherokee-National-Capitol

Cherokee National Capitol

Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, 74464
The Cherokee National Capitol served as the headquarters for Cherokee government from the time of its completion until 1907 when Oklahoma became a State. The structure is fairly well preserved and is a late example of the Italianate style.

Gnadenhutten-Massacre-Monument

Gnadenhutten Massacre Monument

Gnadenhutten, Ohio
The Gnadenhutten Massacre, also known as the Moravian Massacre, was the killing on March 8, 1782, of ninety-six Christian American Indians, including sixty-eight women and children, by American militia from Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.

Salinas-Pueblo-Missions-National-Monument

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Gran Quivira, New Mexico
These austere yet beautiful reminders of this earliest contact between Pueblo Indians and Spanish Colonials consists of the ruins of four mission churches: Quarai, Abó, Gran Quivira and the partially excavated pueblo of Las Humanas.

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