Indian Ruins, Homolovi Ruins, Arizona
The Homol'ovi cluster of archaeological sites includes seven separate pueblo ruins built by various prehistoric people, including ancestors of the Hopi people, between approximately 1260-1400 AD. This fertile area is on a floodplain of the Little Colorado River, and the inhabitants grew cotton, corn, beans, and squash.
The people of the this period are called Hisat’sinom, which is the Hopi word for "long-ago people". They are often referred to as Anasazi, as the Navajo guides who helped nineteenth-century anthropologists and archaeologists called them. However, the word "Anasazi" is Navajo for "enemies of our ancestors", and the present-day Hopi population prefer to refer to them as the Hisat’sinom.
The park campground is currently closed due to reduction of operations funding, effective October 1, 2009. The park is scheduled to close on February 22, 2010, for an undetermined amount of time.