Overview, Pueblo Bonito, ca. 1930. Pueblo Bonito is a large "D"-shaped ruin in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. It was built of stone and wood by the ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries A.D. It contained hundreds of rooms and many kivas but was abandoned along with several other large villages in the same canyon by the end of the thirteenth century.
Getting water, ca. 1908. Water is precious in New Mexico, and every source was used by the Indians. These women are filling their water jars ar a bedrock pool that has filled with rain water. The polychrome designs on both pots contain highly stylized bird or parrot images.