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Camps in the Rockies - being a narrative of life on the frontier, and sport in the Rocky Mountains, with an account of the cattle ranches of the West, with illustrations, and an original map based on (14760893771)

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Camps in the Rockies - being a narrative of life on the frontier, and sport in the Rocky Mountains, with an account of the cattle ranches of the West, with illustrations, and an original map based on (14760893771)

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Title: Camps in the Rockies : being a narrative of life on the frontier, and sport in the Rocky Mountains, with an account of the cattle ranches of the West, with illustrations, and an original map based on the most recent U.S. Government Survey
Year: 1882 (1880s)
Authors: Baillie-Grohman, William A. (William Adolph), 1851-1921
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Publisher: London : Low
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto



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weirdly bizarre formation that can be seen in any portionof the globe. The illustration I append gives one but a faintidea of the reality. At its mouth, where the Rio Yirgenflows into the Colorado, there is a small settlement, Call-ville, up to which from its mouth the main stream isnavigable. Here, on August 31, 1869, the first explora-tion ended. Three months and seven days were theadventurous travellers going through the gorges, a journeyas keenly interesting as any our much-travelled-overglobe affords. Another interesting feature of the lower canyons,especially the Marble and Grand, are the remains ofhuman habitations which belonged to an extinct race,enjoying a far higher degree of civilization than thepresent inhabitants of the desert country around—i.e.roving tribes of Navajo Indians. The first house of thesecliff-dwellers discovered by Powell was on a narrow shelfof rock about 200 feet over the water, on the face of thewall. The building was once probably three stories high,
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Camps m the Canyons of the Colorado River. 317 the lowest story is yet almost intact^ while the second ismuch broken down. The walls are of stone laid in mortarwithmuch regularity. Round the house on the face ofthe cliff were numerous rude etchings and hieroglyphics.Fifteen miles below a second group of these buildings wasdiscovered, and here a kiva/ or underground chamberin which religious ceremonies were performed^ was foundin good condition. The approach to these dwellings seemsto have been by ladders or narrow stairways cut into therock by hand. They usually occupy the most inaccessiblecliffs, and are provided with other means of natural defenceagainst the incursions of enemies. For the probable originof these canyon cliff-dwellings we have to go back to theSixteenth Century;, to the time of the first settlement ofMexico by the Spanish. Many expeditions were sent_,though none of them returned^ into the Far Western,country now comprised in Arizona and New Mexico bythe greedy Europe

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