Humphreys' Traditional NameSeptember 9 2001 at 8:24 PM
|Scott Surgent (no login)|
Response to USGS Info
Okay, here we go. This is from "The Navajo Atlas", by J. M. Goodman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1982:
The Navajo People traditionally define their territory by 4 significant mountains located roughly at each cardinal direction. Humphreys Peak, or more generally (and accurately), The San Francisco Peaks, is known as Dook'o'oostiid, the Sacred Mountain of the West. I transcribed this directly from the book. I have no idea how to pronounce it.
For the record, here are the others:
Blanca Peak CO: Sis Naaini, the Sacred Mountain of the East.
Taylor Peak NM: Tsoodzil, the Sacred Mountain of the South.
La Plata Mtn CO: Dik 'Nitsaa, The Sacred Mountain of the North.