The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons - Chapter II, Mesas and Buttes Summary & Analysis

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Chapter II, Mesas and Buttes Summary and Analysis

A plateau extends from the Grand Canyon to the Next Mexico line with many tributaries of the Gila River forming in the Mogollon Escarpment. They flow through beautiful canyons including a region known as the San Francisco Plateau. There are many pools known as water pockets and many volcanic mountains, the highest of which is San Francisco Peak. There are many contrasting colors in the landscape and many ruins from the pueblo tribes. In some places, the Indians built staircases into the rock that led to the waters. One of the most well known is the cliff village of Walnut Canyon.

Other Indians also made their homes in the area and built their dwellings according to their customs. Many Indian artifacts have been found in the area.

The tributary, Little Colorado, flows through...

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