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There is no shortage of ever-popular Indian jewelry offered by roadside vendors, trading posts, and galleries. What you'll find on sale ranges from cheap trinkets to high-priced objects. Blankets, rugs, baskets, and pottery that were once offered as simple trade goods are pricey these days, reflecting their recent return to the halls of fashion. Activities related to the terrain and the seasons draw the ski crowd in winter and bikers and river runners in spring. Campers and hikers arrive in summer, leaf peepers and hunters in fall, suggesting that Arizona has been claimed by a young, dynamic, fun-loving crowd.
First came gold, silver, or copper miners, then ranchers, cowboys, and business people who created small townsmany of which stayed small or have since become smaller. Most of the mines are closed, but ranching and the cowboy arts are still widely practiced on vast, open rangelands. Despite areas of major development, the rugged contours of the land haven't changed much. Arizona still resists massive development though it cannot be denied that once-inhospitable places are today's pleasure spots.
Their descendants were the ancient and now extinct Anasazi Indians whose skillfully constructed, then mysteriously abandoned, communities are the source of many of today's ruins. Other descendants were the Hopi Indians, whose oldest inhabited dwellings are now tourist attractions. The Spanish came to the southwestern United States in the 16th century to search for gold. They came upon Navajos and other modern tribes. It's really only in the last 150 years or so that the area has experienced modern civilization.