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 Navajo Hogan (Male) 6 Locations Other 
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Oct 4 2009
Sandal Trail - Betatakin Overlook
TypeOther
FamilyNavajo Structures
Dates1500 - 2300
Description: A Navajo Hogan (which means home or house) comes in two basic styles - roughly rounded, octagonal, with an east facing door and gently sloping roof, and a smaller, narrower structure with a peaked roof and small door, also facing east. The first kind is known as a Female Hogan, and traditionally only had one room with a hearth (later a wood-burning stove) directly in the middle and a smoke hole in the top. This was the primary residence historically, and was constructed out of logs or stones if logs were not available, and had a cribbed log roof. Now you can find hogans built out of plywood and frame construction, like most modern houses, some even with interior rooms. Some are now two stories or have extensions built onto them. For many families these hogans no longer serve as a primary residence.

The second type, the smaller hogan is called a Male Hogan (sometimes called a forked-stick hogan), and was primarily used in ceremonial functions. This differs from a sweat lodge both in function (as Male Hogans generally aren't used to steam anything to say the least) and construction. Male Hogans have a peaked roof and are made of logs leaning around a central axis with an east-facing door and low entry way. Often these hogans are plastered with mud. Not too many Navajo families maintain a Male Hogan anymore.
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Havasu Canyon Trail - Sep 15 2014
Down to the Colorado and back... blah blah.

On the way back out I took a long break on the patio of the restaurant. I was watching the helicopter make multi-drops of people and supplies when, at one point, a stray horse wandered into the landing field (the gate was open). The guys unloading the supplies chased it around the field until it went back out the gate. Then as it was running up the main drag, another resident must have thought it got loose so he shooed it back into another open gate and back into the field. So now these guys are chasing it around the field again but this time they start pelting it with rocks. The horse was panicking and didn't know where to go. Rocks were being hurled at it from all directions. He ended up falling down after a really hard rock hit and it looked like he broke or hurt a leg. He was finally able to limp out of the field and scurried off towards the lodge. So what started off as sort of comical turned into a sad case of animal abuse. At least they learned to close the gates. I noticed afterwards that they were unloading horse feed. I guess they were worried that the skinny, malnourished horse was going to, you know, get something to eat.
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