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Near Shonto in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hogan

Navajo National Monument

 
 
Hogan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
1. Hogan Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 36° 40.71′ N, 110° 32.479′ W. Marker is near Shonto, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Highway 564 and County Highway 221. Marker and subject Hogan exhibit are located along the Sandal Trail,
Hogan Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
2. Hogan Marker (wide view)
just north of the Navajo National Monument Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shonto AZ 86054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sweathouse (a few steps from this marker); Sandal Trail (a few steps from this marker); Wagon (a few steps from this marker); Dinosaur Footprint (a few steps from this marker); Big Sagebrush (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pygmy Conifer Forest - An Indian Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Canyons in Time (within shouting distance of this marker); Upside-down Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shonto.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Sandal Trail, Navajo National Monument
 
Also see . . .  Hogans - The Center of the Navajo World. The ancient hogan, known as the "forked stick hogan" was a conical hut constructed of three forked poles covered with logs, brush and mud. Called the "male" hogan by the Navajos, examples of this dwelling can still occasionally be found in the western part of the reservation. (Submitted on January 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Hogan image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
3. Hogan
Hogan Interior image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
4. Hogan Interior
Hogan Exhibit Sign image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
5. Hogan Exhibit Sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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