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Fajata Butte, Chaco Canyon

Fajata Butte, Chaco Canyon

Fajada Butte is a prominent landscape feature and a sacred place for the Pueblo, Hopi, and Navajo peoples. It figures prominently in the people's oral histories, migration stories, and ongoing traditions. The Sundagger site, atop the butte, is one of many that commemorates the passage of the sun in the Chacoan world.

Photo Credit: Troy Cline

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