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Humphreys' Traditional Name

September 9 2001 at 8:24 PM
Scott Surgent  (no login)

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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.

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