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Tony Hillerman's references to "cedar" probably refer to one of the many Juniperus species found throughout the Southwestern United States. Hillerman's cedar references could point to Utah Juniper (Junipers utahensis), Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum), Alligator Juniper (Juniperus deppeana), or Oneseed Juniper (Juniperus monosperma), all of which can be found in or near the Four Corners region.

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"Serpent juniper above Serpent's Trail, Red Valley, Grand Junction, Colorado" by Jimmy Thomas, October 25, 2009 is licensed under CC BY-SA.