Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Montezuma Castle II

Montezuma Castle
7.5 x 10.25
Watercolor on
300 lb coldpress paper
Teresa Beyer

Montezuma Castle is a National Monument located near Camp Verde, AZ. A well preserved cliff dwelling built and used by the Pre-Columbian Sinagua people around 700 AD. Several Hopi Clans are able to trace their roots to immigrants from the Montezuma Castle. When European Americans discovered the Castle in the 1860's they named them for the Aztec emperor Montezuma II, due to mistaken to the mistaken belief that the emperor had been connected to it's construction.

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