Friday, October 17, 2014

Who were the Anasazi/Hopi? (video)

Xochitl, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; History Scholar (History Channel)
The Grand Canyon, where Buddhism first took hold in North America (wiki)
"Mystery of the Anasazi" (secret ancient history documentary)
Native American chief, Sioux, Lakota, 1899 (W)
In the American Southwest, there is no more puzzling mystery than the magnificent Tibetan-style stone cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde. Why did the Anasazi Indians (Hopi/Ancestral Puebloans) suddenly move their villages to these perilous cliffs in the 13th century?

Was it drought? Invading tribes? An insidious problem from within that may have caused them to turn to fierce warfare and even cannibalism to survive? In search of answers, the intrepid explorer and survival expert Josh Bernstein travels from Mesa Verde, Colorado, to remote canyons in Utah where the Anasazi took refuge.

MAP: Anasazi sites in Southwest U.S.
Piecing together the story from both archaeologists and Native Americans, he finally ends up in this search for the truth in the eerie and desolate ruins of the Anasazi's greatest cultural center -- Chaco Canyon (National Historical Park).
Puebloan "Anasazi Abbey," original Potala Palace of the Americas (WQ/History Channel)
    Hopi "Potala Palace" pueblo, Walpi, Arizona (Ansel Adams/wiki/
    Buddhist Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet (Martin Gray/
    Who were the "visitors from the sky" in ancient Anasazi legends? (History Channel)

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