Montezuma's Castle (crs)
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Montezuma Castle National Monument, located near Camp Verde, Arizona, features well-preserved cliff-dwellings. They were built and used by the Pre-Columbian Sinagua people around 700 AD. It was occupied from approximately 1125-1400 AD, and occupation peaked around 1300 AD. Several Hopi clans trace their roots to immigrants from the Montezuma Castle/Beaver Creek area. When European Americans discovered them in the 1860s, they named them for the Aztec emperor (of Mexico) Montezuma II, due to mistaken beliefs that the emperor had been connected to their construction.[
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