The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons - Chapter XIII, Over the River Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XIII, Over the River Summary and Analysis

The group plans to explore the area from the Kanab to Santa Fe, New Mexico. They transported the lumber they needed to build a flat boat. The lumber is packed on mules. They reach the Navajo Well on September 24 as they travel on the Kaibab Plateau about fifty to sixty miles from the Grand Canyon. The next day they reach the summit overlooking the mouth of the Little Colorado.

The boat is finished on October 4, and they cross the river and climb to the summit of Echo Cliff. They find an area full of pools of water called Thousand Wells. The group spends two weeks at Tusayan visiting the different pueblos. Oraibi, Shumopavi, Shupanlovi, Mashongnavi, Walpi, Sichumovia and Hano. The Indians of each pueblo welcome them and the group learns their customs.

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