Got CALICHE? More than 700 years ago, a band of migrating Indians, probably numbering fewer than 60 men, women and children, drifted into the canyon. It was there, 180 feet above the stream, that the wanderers elected to build their new homes -- a series of cliff dwellings of stone, mud mortar and timber. Today, these ancient structures, built around 1280 A.D. in a area of dense forests and fertile valleys 44 miles north of Silver City, are preserved in Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Rapidly deteriorating historic Anasazi ruins at Chaco Culture National Historical Park have placed the park on the National Parks and Conservation Association's (NPCA) list of 10 most endangered parks.,2107,40428-65224-473566-0,00.html Tribal leaders told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act is too narrowly written, and the National Park Service has too little money and staff to enforce it. "Repatriations of human remains and cultural items, from both museum collections and new excavations, occur regularly," said Keith Kintigh, president of the Society for American Archaeology. "Most of these repatriations result from mutual agreements between tribes and museums and agencies."

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