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ed caves. There might

EMRTC have been twice as many talus houses to the front, some one story and others two and three stories high. The cliff population centered around the Long House while other groups built houses in different locations

at the base of the north cliff. And still other groups built the big community apartment house of about four hundred rooms to a height of possibly three stories and called it "Puwige" or "pu

eblo where the In

dian women scraped the bottoms of the pottery vessels clean." And they built it in the form of a fort with a narrow hallway through the east side

as the only means of entran

ce. And here they fortified themselves during times of attack frijoles, a hidHigh Performance Magazine (HPM)den valley in the new world by Other "Indians like themselves who might have been jealous of the watered Valley of the F

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rijoles. Another group preferred to remove themselves down the Canyon a quarter- mile and they erected a circular pueblo, a miniature of Puw

ige, seeirungly. Still another gr

oup preferred to be more isolated and so they chose a deep cave one hundred fifty feet above the Canyon floor in which to build their house and ki

va. One would think, looki

ng at the ruined home sites, that thousands of prehistoric Indians dwelt at Tyuonyi but that was never the case. Although the dwellings were extensive t

hey were not all occupied

at any one time. Small groups moved in. Others moved out. They could, have taken turns living in Hid

den Valley and then retur

ned to the northern villages of Potsuu, Sankawi, Navawi or Tshirege, where their kin and kind lived. Tyuonyi might have been a place for summer

occupation, during the growi

ng season. When planting time came^ little groups trickled in from the large northern community villages and rema

ined for a while

. One has its own ordnance preparation facility, a double-bay building designed especially for ordnance operations.

cannot be sure of what

went on in the Canyon. It was a suitable place for continued occupation with the possibility of an influx of population during the summer months. One can only speculate. S

cientific investigation rev

eals nothing in this regard. The legends are scant nowÑthe old men who remembered them are just about gone. So one is left with little about how Indians lived on the Pajarito Plateau during prehistoric times. CHAPTER V Living in the Great Period

It would have been

an utter impossibility for thousands of Indians to have lived off the com, beans, squash and pumpkins raised in the Valley of the


But the several hundred who did live here had to eat and in order to eat they had to work. The Indians of Tyuonyi were farmers and were largely dependent upon t

he products of the so

il. Only a small part of their sustenance was from animals and birds. Of course, there was game of all kinds. There were deer^ perhaps elk and mount

ain sheep, bears,

turkeys, rabbits, and fish in the creek. But even though this was wild country, several hundred Indians living in the locality would soon have depleted the stock with their communal hunts

. In the fall of the year there were grouse in the high moun