Elizabeth Anne VanderPutten in Sedona

Palatiki Cliff Dwellings of the Sinaguas

Verde Valley was the home of Native Americans for centuries. An influx of Sinagua people between 1130 A.D. and 1300 A.D. increased the population significantly. They are credited with building these cliff dwellings.

For unknown reasons the valley was suddenly abandoned by 1435. The Anasazis in the nearby Four Corners region vanished about the same time.