> c.e. And immediately began wreaking just as much havoc.
Yep: didn't say the ancient Dene' were very nice to their neighbors. They
just are the ones I know more about. Some estimates have them arriving in
the Dene'tah about 1000 c.e.. If they got there that early we might know
what happened to the "Chaco Canyon Culture". Remember "Anazasi" is a Navajo
phrase meaning "the old ones or the ones before". The early archaelogists
would ask a Navajo who had lived in those ruins and were told "oh, it was
the old ones". The Navajo tribe currently controls virtually all "Anazasi"
or more properly "Chaco Canyon Culture" ruins, including "Chaco Canyon
National Monument". The Navajo highway (30 miles of dirt and big rocks) to
the Monument is rumored to be kept deliberately in horrible and marginally
usable shape to discourage visitors. The last time we went out it was
pretty bad but we're tough and got our 34 foot RV through.
You should hear the Navajo side of the current Hopi spat. Last I heard it
was all the U. S. Senate's fault. According to them If it were not for the
U. S. Senate they and their Hopi brothers would live in eternal bliss and