Red Rock Canyons.
Hikers must hire a Navajo guide to explore this park's 83,840 acres of canyons and cliff dwellings built between A.D. 350 and 1300. Part of the "Grand Circle," the largest concentration of national parks, monuments, and recreation areas on Earth, the park is actually owned by the Navajo Nation, not by the Park Service. One of only two ratified treaties between the Navajo and the U.S. government was signed here. Have you visited this park? Do you know which one it is?
"YOU ARE HERE"
This park's name is a Spanish corruption of the Navajo word "tsegi," meaning "rock canyon," Its canyons were used as a Navajo stronghold until the "LongWalk" in 1868, when more than 9,000 tribe members were forced to march to Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
Answer: Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
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|Title Annotation:||Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Sep 1, 1999|
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