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Canyon de Chelly

Presentation on Canyon de Chelly for SW American Art

Marco Sandoval

on 16 April 2010

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Transcript of Canyon de Chelly

Canyon de Chelly Geography of The Canyon Canyon de Chelly by Marco Sandoval Chelly Who? "Tsegi" = Navajo for "rock Canyon"

Spanish explorers referred
to the area as:


The best they came up with
was "Dechelli"

Navajos in the canyon. The walls of the canyon range
from 30 ft. to 200 ft. high
The streambed is made of white sand
which can be up to 40 ft. deep at times
Water does not flow year-round in the canyon The Canyon Dwellers The Anasazi inhabited the area
from ? to The Canyon has been occupied for
more than 4,000 years (on and off)
The Anasazi lived here from ? - mid
SomeHopi lived here from 1300s to 1700s
Navajos began occupying the area from the 1750s
to the present day
The Long Walk Rock Art
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