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Posted on 07/26/2008


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Navajo Indians
The Monument Valley is actually owned by Navajo Indians (Navajo Nation Reservation). The Navajo-name for the valley is "Tsé Bii' Ndzisgaii" (Valley of the Rocks).

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Ester
Ester
Beautiful people
10 years ago.
Berny has replied to Ester
Indeed, Ester :-)
10 years ago. Edited 10 years ago.
ojisanjake
ojisanjake
Navajo is the white mans name for them. They are called "Dineh". You travelled along the main roads populated by tourists and the white mans world. Inside, where there are no roads or tourists the Dineh are the kindest, warmest people it has ever been my privelege to live with :)

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10 years ago.
Berny has replied to ojisanjake
Thank you very much for your interesting insider information. I hope you didn't misunderstand my former upper comment (which I changed). You are right, as normal tourist, the inner Navajo land is restricted area and its not so easy to get contact. Its a shame, what happened with indians in the american history, especially in the US. They are the native americans, its their land. Now they have to live in "reservations" for the most part. So here in ipernity the minimum to do was for me to give a little hint for the visitors and hopefully they are interested and look for more information in the web......and hopefully the indians will be able to keep their culture alive ;-)
10 years ago. Edited 10 years ago.
ojisanjake has replied to Berny
Shouldn't have changed your comment :)..... there are a lot of unhappy Dineh!
The Dineh are fortunate in that they actually live on their homeland. Most tribes were moved. They are unfortunate in that coal and uranium lie under their land :(

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10 years ago.
appaloosa has replied to ojisanjake
The Navajo - even amongst each other - refer to themselves as "Navajo". I rarely heard the term "Diné" used - except by the bilagáana. When I tried to use the word in conversation among Navajo women, they corrected me by saying Navajo.

Even their monuments, headquarters, newspapers, and great seal, their flag, their Tribal police, all bear the term Navajo.
22 months ago.
Anne Seltmann
Anne Seltmann
Interessante Menschen!
Magst du das bitte in die Gruppe We are the World einstellen? Danke!
10 years ago.
Berny has replied to Anne Seltmann
Danke für die Einladung, hab ich übersehen ;-)....ah, grad gesehen, dass ich es eh schon geschickt habe!
10 years ago.