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The Awatovi Ruins is the site of the most important Hopi Indian villages and is located at the Hopi Indian Reservation. It has the remains of a 500 year old pueblo and the 17th Century Spanish mission Complex. This site tells a story of the life of the Indians before and after they were conquered by Spain and it?s remains are still intact.

Hopi Artist Fred Kabotie was commissioned by the Peabody Museum to restore and preserve this site as well as reproduce prehistoric murals found during the excavation of the Awatovi Ruins in 1930.

This site was founded in 1300 according to the ceramics recovered from the archeological exactions and grew to be one of the largest and important villages in Hopi territory and housed the Bow Clan. Awatovi was the first villages that were conquered by the Spaniards in the early 16th century.

The history of the village as well as its preservation is important facts of the story of the Indians in America, their life and how they were conquered by the Spaniards and later on by the British which is now America.
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