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Petroglyphs in Captiol Reef

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From about 300-1300 CE, ancestors of the Hopi Tribe, Pueblo of Zuni, and Paiute Tribe lived in Capitol Reef. They are known by various names-archeologists call them the Fremont Culture; the Hopi Tribe calls them the Hisatsinom, or the "People of Long Ago;" and the Paiute Tribe calls them the Wee Noonts, or the "People Who Lived the Old Ways."

Capitol Reef is primarily made up of sandstone formations within the Waterpocket Fold, monocline that extends nearly 100 miles. A monocline is a step-like fold in rock strata that can resemble an enormous wrinkle in the earth.


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