Where Did They Go?




Where Did they go?

The Anasazi flourished in the American Southwest, and Northern Mexico for eons. Irrigation canals enabled them to raise bumper crops of corn and beans. But late one night a gigantic meteor crashed into the desert floor, killing thousands of the ancients. Pictographs tell how the impact altered the jet stream, turning raging rivers into dry washes.

During the summer of 1999, while hiking the Colorado River, I spotted a cliff dwelling dug into the canyon wall. With extreme difficulty I climbed to the entryway. Inside, I found pictographs telling of how Kokopelli was laying plans to lead the remaining Anasazi people north to Montana where they would become buckaroos and cattle ranchers.

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