We had the great opportunity to visit Canyon De Chelly National Monument three times during our three day stay in Chinle, Arizona. Canyon de Chelly (pronounced “De SHAY”), also called Tseyi (pronounced SAY – ih), is unique in that it has been lived in by Native Americans for over 4,000 years. Currently, the Navajo or Diné people live in the canyon and they manage it jointly with the National Park Service. I love how the landscape and the people mirror one another. There was a Navajo proverb on one of the interpretive signs that was along the lines of “Let us be a rock that the river has to go around”. When you see Spider Rock (2nd image below) and you think about that as a source of inspiration for this culture, it is amazing to see how they have emulated the landscape. They are still here and still leading their destiny into the new millenia.
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