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And For Our Next Stop – Navajo National Monument

Navajo National Monument in Northern Arizona is a place I visited years ago and inspired my song “Navajo Wind” on my album “Heading West”.  It is a remote and incredibly quiet place, where the remains of the Anasazi (“Ancient Ones”) cliff dwellings are preserved by the Navajo Nation tribe.  Nobody knows for sure why these people left or where they went, but when you gaze out across the valley at their homes in the rock and the surrounding desolate landscape you can only imagine what their lives must have been like.

Anasazi cliff dwellings at Navajo NM - Photo: Mike Howe
Anasazi cliff dwellings at Navajo NM – Photo: Mike Howe
Cave dwellings - Photo: Mike Howe
Cave dwellings – Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe