Chaco Canyon, the intricate cliff dwellings now in a national park in New Mexico, will be “protected” from oil leasing by a 10-mile perimeter ban.
Pueblo Indians, who trace their ancestry to the Anastazi, who built the dwellings, are pleased. Navajos oppose the decision and hope to obtain a reversal. Earlier, the Navajos had proposed a five-mile compromise.
Image of Chaco Canyon by BrucerisingO from Pixabay.