Between Sedona and Jerome Arizona, a small group of southern Sinagua people established their own community on the hilltops called Tuzigoot. The name Tuzigoot is Apache for “crooked water”. These ruins are located 20 miles from Montezuma’s Castle and built from the natural resources found in the surrounding desert. The pueblos’ massive cobblestone walls were uneven two story dwellings, approximately 77 rooms in all. Like the Montezuma tribe, they were highly skilled in constructing canals for irrigation, growing corn, beans, squash, and cotton. Their communities also had many handmade tools, red-on-buff pottery and ball courts resembling Hohokam settlements. With all their clever building techniques, the mystery still remains why the Sinagua suddenly disappeared in the 1400’s. Some feel that they may have used up their natural resources or maybe a plague or disease wiped them out, but since there is no written record, no one knows.