Natani Tso, Arizona

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Also spelled Naat'áanii Tsoh, Natani Tso, meaning "Big Leader” in Navajo, is an iconic volcanic plug, or lava butte, northwest of Kam Bimghi (Chinle) Valley in northeast Arizona. This geologic feature is also known as King-on-His-Throne and is located within Monument Valley State Park in Utah, which itself is on the Navajo Tribal Reservation.

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"King-on-his-throne, Monument Valley" by Robert Cutts

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