Montezuma Castle

IMG_5077While we in the Sedona area we visited Montezuma Castle.  We were excited to see our first  cliff dwelling.  We learned that the Sinagua farmers built this five story, 20 room building in the cliffs.  They probably chose to build here because of the proximity to water and fertile land.  They grew corn, beans, squash, and cotton.  IMG_2197Next to the castle were the remains of a six story apartment like building consisting of about 45 rooms.  These structures faced south to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  IMG_5079

Marcus and Caroline completed the Junior Ranger Program which included writing a cinquain, a short poem about their visit.

Caroline’s Cinquain                                                                                                  Marcus’ Cinquain

Montezuma                                                                                                                Castle

strong, hard                                                                                                                big, strong

house, shelter, protection                                                                                        stays, lives, feeds

I like Montezuma Castle                                                                                          really cool big house

hotel.                                                                                                                            home.


While we were there a red hawk flew above the castle as if he were guarding it.  We spoke with a knowledge ranger who told us what the Sinagua children were like.  Caroline would be expected to grind corn for her family and her grandmother might  be the one in charge.  Marcus would go as far as five miles away to collect sticks for the fire.

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