Canyon De Chelly

One of the places I had long wanted to see in this area of the USA was Canyon De Chelly. Located in the Arizona Desert not far from the New Mexico Border, it is still home to the Navajo people. they farm this Canyon today just as their ancestors did 1200 years ago. Horse Ranching, some crops and cherry orchards make up the farming community. I was stunned to see three Indian guys go down a rope ladder into the canyon to work. They said it was quicker this way than going around and into the front part of the Canyon. A massacre happened here in the 19th century…US cavalry shot and killed all the women and Children after they had cornered them in the back of the Canyon. At 1200 feet deep the Canyon is a wonder to see and is on the US National monument list.

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