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Wupatki National Monument in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Nalakihu

 
 
Nalakihu Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2010
1. Nalakihu Marker
Inscription.  
Nalakihu - A modern Hopi name, "House Outside the Village"

Farmers lived here about 800 years ago. (Roof beams gave tree ring dates in the late 1100s.) The way the walls join show this small pueblo was not built all at once, but was added onto. Roof remains indicated parts were two stories high. The pottery seems the same as that from the large ruin on the rock ahead, so these pueblos may have been lived in at the same time.

You may enter the rooms, but remember, old walls are fragile, even when we have strengthened them. Don't hurt the ruins or yourself. This is a National Park area preserved for visitors and for scientific investigation. Please treat it carefully.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 33.966′ N, 111° 28.264′ W. Marker is in Wupatki National Monument, Arizona
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, in Coconino County. Marker is at the Nalakihu Pueblo, about 200 feet west of the Loop Road pullout. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flagstaff AZ 86004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Were The Fields? (within shouting distance of this marker); Community (within shouting distance of this marker); The Citadel / Natural Features (within shouting distance of this marker); A Village/Abandonment (within shouting distance of this marker); A Legacy of the Past (approx. ¾ mile away); Box Canyon Ruins (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dry Land Farming (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ancient Landscapes (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wupatki National Monument.
 
Also see . . .  Wupatki National Monument. (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Nalakihu Pueblo Ruins and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2010
2. Nalakihu Pueblo Ruins and Marker
Nalakihu Pueblo Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2010
3. Nalakihu Pueblo Ruins
Looking northeast toward the parking pullout and Loop Road.
Nalakihu Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
4. Nalakihu Ruins
Nalakihu Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
5. Nalakihu Ruins
Nalakihu Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
6. Nalakihu Ruins
Taken from on top of the Citadel Pueblo.
Nalakihu Pueblo Wildlife image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
7. Nalakihu Pueblo Wildlife
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.

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