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Cliff Dwellers - A term usually applied to the early Pueblo Indians of what is now New mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado.  Long ago, before recorded history, they lived in houses that were cut out of rock on ledges, or in natural niches in the faces of cliffs, usually in the walls of canyons.  Homes built in these places were difficult of access by marauding tribes.  The most famous of the houses were at Mesa Verde in Colorado, where apartments were built in the crescent shaped hollows of cliffs.
 
 

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