Tsé Bitʼaʼí ~ Shiprock
This is one of the most sacred places to the First Nations Diné (Navajo). This solitary Monadnock plays a significant role in their tribal religion, myth, and traditions. This is “Tsé Bitʼaʼí,” meaning both “rock with wings” and “winged rock“, the remains of the great bird which long ago rescued the people from the dangerous northern lands where they were trapped and brought them to safety here in their present lands.
Located in the Four Corners region of New Mexico, this area is the center of the large swath of lands once occupied by the Ancient Pueblo People, a prehistoric Native American culture of the Southwest United States often referred to as the Anasazi. For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly
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