Century after century...people of many cultures followed the
pathways at the base of these cliffs. over a thousand years ago,
Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) in this area made baskets, pottery, and
clay figurines that give us clues about their daily lives. Remnants of
their cliff houses can be seen through out the Southwest.
After the Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) left the area, Southern Paiute
people survived here by hunting, gathering, and cultivation of plants.
Plants were gathered or cultivated for food, medicine, construction
materials or fuel.
As European and American explorers and settlers found their way
through this valley, lifestyles of the Southern Paiute changed forever.
Today, descendants of those Southern Paiute
families still live in the area.