Welcome To Yazzie-Land
Within the Monument Valley Tribal Park, it does not take a lot of effort to step back in time to photograph various Navajo Cultural elements still in heavy use today. One such element of the culture is the Hogan, or hexagon-shaped domed structure, regarded as sanctuary for the family. Many families in the area still live without electricity or running water and embrace the traditions of the Navajo way of life to include rug making and weaving, tending of goats, sheep and other local live stock, bread making, and open fire cooking or baking.
Pictured here is the entrance to land belonging to Susie Yazzie, with traditional Hogan in the center. Susie has been welcoming non-Navajo visitors into her sanctuary for decades with the intended delight of sharing her culture with those who would appreciate.