The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter I, The Valley of the Colorado

• The Colorado River forms where the Grand River and the Green River meet.

• The Apache and Navajo Indian tribes lived along the desert portions of the Colorado.
• The Mogollon Escarpment separates the low desert regions from the upper plateau.

• Many of these canyons and gorges were unknown until the Colorado River Exploring Expedition found them.

Chapter II, Mesas and Buttes

• A plateau extends from the Grand Canyon to the Next Mexico line with many tributaries of the Gila River forming in the Mogollon Escarpment.

• Many Indian artifacts have been found in the area.
• The tributary, Little Colorado, flows through the Zuni Plateau.

• Further north is the Glen Canyon.

Chapter III, Mountains and Plateaus

• The source of the Green River is in the Wind River Mountains.

• The Plateau Province is divided by the Wasatch Mountains.
• The Tavaputs Plateau is between the Wasatch...

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