Hoski Butte

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A fictional location mentioned by Hillerman in Dance Hall of the Dead. Because the local hippie commune is mentioned as "living in hogans behind Hoski Butte," it seems appropriate to locate the butte close enough to Zuni for locals to be familiar with it, yet out of town enough for abandoned hogans to exist along a "wagon track," which is what Lieutenant Leaphorn drives along when he goes to interview the commune's members.

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"Fajada Butte, location of the Sun Dagger at Chaco Canyon National Historic Park, San Juan County, NM, September 2009," photograph by David Mandel. (2010.01.100).