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National Parks - Native American (A-F)
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Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
For more than 10,000 years, pre-Columbian Indians dug agatized dolomite from quarries here to make projectile points, knives, scrapers, and other tools.

Aztec Ruins National Monument
Designated a World Heritage Site, monument preserves structures and artifacts of a 12th century Pueblo Indian community.

Bandelier National Monument
The ruins of many cliff houses of 13th-century Pueblo Indians can be seen on the slopes of the Pajarito Plateau.

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
Features reconstruction of original trading post built in the early 1830's that became a major trading site for Plains Indian tribes and trappers.

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
Located on the Seward Peninsula, the preserve is a remnant of the land bridge that once connected Asia with North America more than 13,000 years ago.

Big Cypress National Preserve
Area protects the watershed for the threatened ecosystem of South Florida and includes abundant subtropical plant and animal life.

Big Hole National Battlefield
Nez Perce Indians and U.S. Army troops fought here in a five month conflict that came to be called the Nez Perce War of 1877.

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
Bighorn Lake, formed by Yellowtail Dam on the Bighorn River, extends 71 miles, including 55 miles through spectacular Bighorn Canyon. This dam was named after the famous Crow chairman Robert Yellowtail. 

Canyon de Chelly National Monument
The ruins of Indian villages built between A.D. 350 and 1300 are located at the base of sheer red cliffs and in canyon wall caves.

Cape Krusenstern National Monument
Archeological sites along a succession of 114 lateral beach ridges record an estimated 6,000 years of prehistoric human use of this coastline.

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Nation's first archeological preserve features Casa Grande, one of the largest and most mysterious prehistoric structures ever built in North America.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Features 13 major archeological sites that represent the highest point of Pueblo pre-Columbian civilization.

Colonial National Historical Park: Jamestown
Site of the first permanent English settlement (1607) on Jamestown Island and home of the Powhatan Indians.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area: Minisink Archeological Site
Includes Minisink Island in the Delaware River, a historical landmark with 17 archeological sites related to the pre-European occupation of the area by the Minsi or Munsees and to early Colonial settlements.

Effigy Mounds National Monument
Includes outstanding examples of the prehistoric American Indian moundbuilding culture and protects wildlife, scenic and other natural values of the area.

El Malpais National Monument
Outstanding volcanic area, featuring spatter cones, a 17-mile-long lava tube system, and ice caves. Area also rich in Pueblo Indian history.

Everglades National Park
The largest subtropical wilderness in the continental U.S. includes extensive fresh- and saltwater areas, Everglades prairies, and mangrove forests.

Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Established in 1862, this fort was the focal point of the military operations against Geronimo and his band of Apaches.

Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Established in 1834 as a fur trading post, it later served as a major military post that guarded wagon trails to the West (1849-90).

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
The first English settlement in North America was attempted here (1585-87). The fate of Sir Walter Raleigh's "Lost Colony" remains a mystery to this day.

Fort Smith National Historic Site
One of the first U.S. military posts established in the Louisiana Territory served as a base of operations for enforcing federal government Indian policy (1817-1896).

Fort Stanwix National Monument
Site of the American stand in August, 1777 against the British invasion from Canada and the treaty of Fort Stanwix with the Iroquois on November 5, 1768.

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
The longest lasting fur trading post in the continental U.S. (1828-67) and one of the principal depots in the Upper Missouri River region.

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