Canyon de Chelly


dark birds at canyon de chelly

fotos by dreamr


have u ever heard

a crow fly?

all u have to do

is stand on the rim

of a canyon 1000 feet

into the sky

and listen while

the black birds

fly bye



foto by Edward Curtis

Seven Navajo riders on horseback and dog trek against background of canyon cliffs.




from the Wikipedia

Canyon de Chelly National Monument is located in northeastern Arizona within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. It preserves ruins of the early indigenous tribes that lived in the area, including the Ancient Pueblo People (also called Anasazi) and Navajo. The monument covers 131 square miles (339 km2) and encompasses the floors and rims of the three major canyons: de Chelly, del Muerto, and Monument. These canyons were cut by streams with headwaters in the Chuska Mountains just to the east of the monument.

The park's distinctive feature is Spider Rock, a sandstone spire that rises 800 feet (240 m) from the canyon floor at the junction of Canyon de Chelly and Monument Canyon. Spider Rock can be seen from South Rim Drive. It has served as the scene of a number of television commercials. According to traditional Navajo beliefs the taller of the two spires is the home of Spider Woman.




spider rock by dreamr



Canyon De Chelly

is often

rememberd as the place

the Navajo or the Dineh

made a stand at fortress rock

against the

United States military

and Kit Carson

but it was also home

to the Anasazi or the Ancient ones

before the Navajo arrived





fortress rock


it ended tragically

for the Navajo in the Long Walk

of 300 miles to Fort Sumner New Mexico

which led to hundreds of Navajo deaths




antelope by kyle


before we left

i saw a young Navajo artist named Kyle

working outdoors not far from Spider rock

selling his art on the ground

and as a fellow artist

who works and sells

outdoors at a flea market

on the tesuque reservation

i couldnt resist buying something

from him



dreamr & travelr



after two days

we decided

to head back towards Taos

where the story of Kit Carson

might shed some light

on who this man was


Real Indian



clik hear for who was this fella anyway? kit carson











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