The Reservation

The Navajo (Diné) are the largest federally recognized tribe of the United States, with 300,048 enrolled tribal members. They have an independent governmental body, the Navajo Nation, which manages the Navajo Indian Reservation — territory that covers 27,425 square miles located in portions of northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, and northwestern New Mexico. A recent census shows the states with the largest Navajo populations to be Arizona with 140,263 and New Mexico with 108,306. Over three-quarters of the Navajo population resides within this area. U. S. 666, known to the Navajo as the Devil's Highway, was renumbered U.S. 491 in 2003.

Photos: After the snow, a drive from Tsaile to Window Rock on Navajo 12, March 27, 2014.

Reservation map by the Author

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