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We spent a full day at Canyon de Chelly National Monument within the Navajo Nation in northeast Arizona. The town of Chinle where we stayed was only 2.5 miles away. It was quite an experience living there among the Navajos who constitute over 90% of Chinle’s population of about 5,000.

Canyon De Chelly (the Navajo name is Tsegi) is famed for its deep canyons, steep rock walls, and ruins of houses where Puebloan people had built and lived in from 750 to 1300 CE. I tried to capture that in the following photos.

Spider Rock at  Canyon De Chelly.

Spider Rock at Canyon De Chelly.

View of Canyon De Chelly.

View of Canyon De Chelly.

Yucca caves at Canyon De Chelly.

Yucca caves at Canyon De Chelly.

Antelope House ruins at Canyon De Chelly.

Antelope House ruins at Canyon De Chelly in early morning.

White House ruins at Canyon De Chelly.

White House ruins at Canyon De Chelly in late afternoon.

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