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Looting of archaeological sites

By the early 1900s, artifacts were disappearing at an alarming rate in the Mesa Verde region. To stop the plundering, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the law creating Mesa Verde National Park in 1906. Unfortunately, looting of archaeological sites continues today in the neighboring Bears Ears region. A coalition of tribes has come together to ask President Obama to designate 1.9 million acres of tribal homeland a national monument. Learn more about the Bears Ears National Monument proposal ›

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