Visiting Montezuma Well – a spirtual place in Arizona

The well of Montezuma is a place like no other. It shows the power of water to affect land, life and people. It is an oasis in a harsh AZ desert, home to species found nowhere else. And it is the ancestral home and a place of great power for Native Americans whose forebearers lived here…..

Indians have found Montezuma Well between 1100 and 1425 an attractive refuge on this dry landscape. Around the lake can be found many cliff twellings like this one:

The water in the well still flows every day. There is and underground exit, which guides the water into canals. The Indians have been watering the fields around the well….. thanks to this intelligent system of irrigation….


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