1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 8, 2021 10:08 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking ancient trade routes from Chaco Canyon to southern Mexico

    Barbara Roberts Newbie

      Where were the trade routes used by the Chacoans in traveling to southern Mexico when Chaco was active?

        • Re: Seeking ancient trade routes from Chaco Canyon to southern Mexico
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Roberts,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Administrative Records, 1927 - 1953; the Administrative Files, 1959 - 1972; and the Field Notebooks, 1929 - 1972 in the Records of the National Park Service (Record Group 79) that include records pertaining to Chaco Canyon. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Denver (RM-DV) at denver.archives@nara.gov.

           

          We also located the Henry Peabody Collection, 1890 - 1935 in Record Group 79 that contains photographic prints in an album primarily of scenery, with some views of Indians, in various locations including Chaco Canyon. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS) at stillpix@nara.gov.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RM-DV and RDSS. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          We suggest contacting the National Park Service Chaco Culture National Historic Park for additional assistance.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

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