The Navajo were forced to walk at gunpoint from their lands, in what is now Arizona, to eastern New Mexico between 1864 and 1866. More than 300 Navajos died making the journey.
After the Navajos' return from their imprisonment in New Mexico, the "Navajo Indian Reservation" was established according to the Treaty of 1868.
The Navajo Nation (Navajo: Naabeehó Bináhásdzo) is a semi-autonomous Native American-governed territory covering 27,425 square miles, occupying portions of northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, and northwestern New Mexico. It is the largest land area assigned primarily to a Native American jurisdiction within the United States.
While we are there we plan to see:
- Navajo Interactive Museum
- Navajo Code Talkers Museum
- Navajo Trading Post
- Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprises
- Monument Valley Tribal Park
- Canyon de Chelly National Monument
- Navajo Nation Council of Chambers National Historic Landmark
- Window Rock Monument and Veterans Memorial Park
- Navajo Nation Zoological and Botanical Park
Doesn't this sound like fun?!
*Yá'át'ééh means "Hello" in Navajo.