c/o John Welch Historic, Preservation Officer, White Mountain Apache Tribe, P.O. Box 507
National Register Number: 66000180
Resource type: District.
Property type: Domestic - village site (pueblo group).
The threat level was Watch in 2008.
Congressional District: AZ-1
Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access. Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: www.wmat.nsn.us.
Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
Kinishba is the ruins of a pueblo capable of housing up to 1000 people, abandoned about 1400 AD. The culture of the inhabitants represented a blend of Mogollon and Anasazi ancestry.
Overall, the NHL is in good condition as a result of a three-year program of walls stabilization. Native plant species will be planted along the banks of this drainage in order to stabilize the soil and prevent further erosion.
Vandalism has dropped off noticeably, due to increased patrols by tribal police. The natural drainage that bounds the northwestern side of Kinishba has been re-routed in order prevent further erosional damage to the site.