|Crow Canyon educator Paul Ermigiotti discusses how the ancestral Pueblo Indians used animals for food, clothing, and other purposes.|
In the shadows of Lowry Pueblo, an ancestral Pueblo Indian village located north of Crow Canyon, Cortez-area students enjoyed the opportunity this fall to learn about the people who lived at the pueblo nearly a thousand years ago—as well as the plants and animals they used for various purposes and the tools they created for hunting. Students were also excited to engage with members of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe who call the area home today, learning about Ute history and listening to stories.
The Museum on the Ground program, which took place during three sessions in late September and early October, attracted more than 200 students from seven local schools. Crow Canyon educators, staff and volunteers from the Anasazi Heritage Center, and members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe shared their knowledge at five learning stations: A Tour of Lowry Pueblo, Plants and People at Lowry Pueblo, Wildlife Then and Now, The Amazing Atlatl, and Colorado Ute History.
Museum on the Ground was supported in part by is supported in part by the State Historical Fund (a program of History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society) and the Bureau of Land Management Anasazi Heritage Center.