Cañon de Chelle.

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Cañon de Chelle. Walls of the Grand Cañon about 1200 Feet in Height — photo by Timothy H. O’Sullivan, 1873, tents in lower left of image.1

Canyon de Chelly National Monument  was established on April 1, 1931 as a unit of the National Park Service. It is located in northeastern Arizona within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America, it preserves ruins of the early indigenous tribes that lived in the area, including the Ancient Pueblo Peoples (also called Anasazi) and Navajo. The monument covers 83,840 acres (131.0 sq mi; 339.3 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. None of the land is federally owned. Canyon de Chelly National Monument is one of the America’s most-visited national monuments. – Wikipedia


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