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Colorado is well known for its rich Native American culture, and the state has several historical landmarks that serve to commemorate it. One of the most notable of these is the Hovenweep National Monument in Cortez.

The Hovenweep Monument contains the ruins of several ancient Native American communities, including the Mesa Verde population of the so called Ancient Pueblo People. The region was also known to be a settlement site for the Ute and Navajo Indian communities. The name Hovenweep is derived from the two group?s languages and means ?deserted valley?, referring to the area?s desolate landscape.

W.D Huntington and his groups of explorers were the first European people to have reached the area in 1854. Today, some of the ruins are accessible to visitors.
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