Among the many famous and revered Chamorro cultural sites in Guam, Haputo village, which covers 252 acres of coral reef and limestone forest, is a site which carries importance among the many Chamorro historical sites. This village was designated an ecological reserve in 1984 and is also listed in the Guam and National Registers of Historic Places.
Haputo village has a violent history, and was burned in 1678 by Spanish soldiers. By 1680, the village was deserted as the surviving residents of Haputo and all the other northern villages of Guam were forced to relocate to Hagåtña. For all the cultural buffs, this site is of great importance. The Haputo Beach Site now is a prehistoric village site and is controlled by United States Navy, and includes standing latte stones, as well as rock shelters and caves with evidence of human occupation.
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