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If your French is as good as mine, Shelly is pronounced "Shea". As a national monument in northest Arizona, it is, if memory serves me correctly, actually Navajo Tribal land on which they allow a national monument to exist. If offers a wonder perspective on Navajo culture for the curious. One thing that will always make me smile is staying in the campground. As vehicles full of Navajos toured the campground to see that day's crop of campers, the music issuing from their sound systems varied from traditional drumming to Led Zeplin. These slides attempt to show geography, geology, biology, and a tiny facet of Navajo culture. These visuals were taken about 1980. I will annotate each in the near future so that their meaning can become clearer.

This series in now in the photo archives of the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum in Sante Fe, New Mexico. If you have interest in them contact: