The Zuni people emerged from within the earth to the surface at a place within the Grand Canyon, and emerged from the canyon and began exploring all the tributaries of the Colorado River, [settling] in what is called the Bear Ears area in what is now southeastern Utah. They lived there for quite a long time and built villages and farms and homes and shrines and altars. Once those structures were built, they were consecrated. Once they're consecrated they become sacred forever. We never consider them abandoned.
The Puebloan peoples have a shared and common history that goes back a long time, and we don't necessarily have to put years to it. We would just say a long time ago. We