Hogan Navajo National Monument - Shonto AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 36° 40.710 W 110° 32.479
12S E 540983 N 4059306
Quick Description: The Navajo Indians resourcefully met the demands of desert dwelling when they came up with this comfortable and sturdy forked-stick hogan — so called because its chief structural support is made up of three poles with their forked ends interlocked.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 11/18/2020 9:05:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM13DXD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
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Long Description:
Hogan Navajo National Monument--The Navajo Indians resourcefully met the demands of desert dwelling when they came up with this comfortable and sturdy forked-stick hogan — so called because its chief structural support is made up of three poles with their forked ends interlocked at the top.

You'll rarely see any of these old-style hogans in your travels around the Navajo Reservation today. Look instead for modern multi-sided log hogans and earth-covered hogans — and, more and more popular all the time, mobile homes and rectangular frame houses. But no matter how modern the dwelling, you'll usually find a hogan of some sort nearby: Navajo tradition dictates that important curing ceremonies can't be held anywhere else.
Marker Name: Hogan

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Navajo

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
National Park Service


Year placed: 1990

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