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A shameful example of roadside dumping, this site has since been cleaned up by order of the Yurok Tribal Council.
Yurok IR, near Martins Ferry, CA (1992).
Plans to quarry the high quality limestone of Pico Blanco have been objected to by remnants of the Esalen tribe, to whom the mountain has always been sacred.
Pico Blanco, Little Sur River, CA (1977).
The spectacular mesa-top Pueblo Indian "sky city" of Acoma originally depended on bedrock rainwater catchments for drinking water.
Acoma, NM (1987).
With space at a premium on the cliff-ringed mesa top, there was nowhere to put the outhouses (each owned by a family) except right in front of the church.
San Esteban Church, Acoma, NM (1987).
The Paiute tribe have been gradually reclaiming water rights necessary to the health of Pyramid Lake and its fish and bird life.
Pyramid Lake, Pyramid Lake IR, NV (1991).
Perhaps because they were originally a nomadic tribe, Navajo settlements still look very impermanent.
Crown Point, Navajo IR, NM (1987).