Houses like they would have looked like in the Monument valley area in ancient times Monument Valley, Arizoan, USA
on Jan 8, 2008 6:28 am
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lcarreau - Apr 28, 2008 11:16 pm - Voted 10/10

The caliche

or clay that they put over
their houses had great
insulating properties, but
they still had to build a
fire to stay warm. - Larry


Lodewijk - Apr 29, 2008 7:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: The caliche

Nice!! How long ago did the people live like that?


lcarreau - Apr 29, 2008 2:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Lodewijk ,

These people have been here for thousands
of years. The Navajo call themselves Dineh,
which translates to The People.
They call their land Dinehtah and they call
the White Americans the Bilagaana.

The People now number 250,000 and live on a
25,000-square-mile reservation. The Monument
Valley area is home for 200 of The People,
and there is no electricity or running water
in this valley. Some still live inside hogans.

They believe if a coyote crosses your path
it is bad luck. If your shoes are untied,
someone is messing with your woman (that's
why they wear boots!) If someone dies in a
hogan, the hogan should not be used again.
(The People have overcome many trials, and
today are teaching their youth of their proud
and long-lasting heritage. - Larry of AZ


Lodewijk - Apr 29, 2008 6:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Lodewijk ,

thanks for the interesting info Larry!Lodewijk

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