Enchanted Mesa

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The Enchanted Mesa was visible from Acoma Pueblo. Acoma tradition says that the Enchanted Mesa was the ancestral home of the Acoma people until a severe storm and landslide destroyed the only approach to their village. Some of the Acoma people were stranded on top of the mesa and eventually died there. Their spirits are said to still inhabit the mesa.

Taking this natural disaster as a sign, the Acoma people abandoned Enchanted Mesa and moved to nearby White Rock Mesa, now called Acoma Pueblo or Sky City.

The Enchanted Mesa is considered a sacred site that no one should visit or set foot on.


MORE INFO: wikipedia.org/Enchanted_Mesa

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