cliff dweller


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a member of the Anasazi people living in the southwestern United States who built rock or adobe dwellings on ledges in the sides of caves

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The Dover Cliff Dweller was a two-hander about a man who lives on the Dover cliff top and, like Our Country's Good, was based on true events.
Oneof theundoubtedjewels inColorado's crown is the Mesa Verde National Park, whichallowsan authentic look into the lives of the ancient cliff dwellers of this area.
Summary: IAEd wondered why they lived there, like cliff dwellers perched in high rises along hillsides, people who lived along the Pacific Ring of Fire or tectonic plates.
Well, judging by the atmosphere in our nation's capitol, it appears that we are all going to be cliff dwellers for quite some time.
One of the undoubted jewels in Colorado's crown, however, is the Mesa Verde National Park, which allows an authentic - and harumscarum - look into the lives of the ancient cliff dwellers of this area.
But in 1976, Rufus Valdez, a full-blooded Ute Indian and Utah native, won the World's Chili Championship using what he claimed to be a 2,000-year-old Ute recipe that had been passed down to the Utes by Pueblo cliff dwellers in Mesa Verde, Ariz.
He is a past president of the Cliff Dwellers, a Chicago social organization devoted to developing higher standards in the fine arts.
Also featured this Friday is the Cliff Dwellers Club's annual South of the Border evening.