Zuni River, Arizona and New Mexico

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A small and mostly ephemeral river flowing southwest from its headwaters near the continental divide, where it runs through the Zuni Mountains in western New Mexico, to meet the Little Colorado River in eastern Arizona. The river passes through the Zuni Reservation and for centuries has been central to the Zuni people’s way of life, which included cultivating corn, beans, and squash, and raising livestock.

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"Verde River, Arizona, June 7, 2006" by Jennifer Horn is licensed under Public Domain.