Standing Rock Clan

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The Navajo (Diné) tribe is comprised of more than forty family lineages--or clans--that claim common ancestry. There is no indication that there is an actual Navajo clan by the name of Standing Rock. Tony Hillerman might have invented the name, or there is a possibility that translations vary. The closest real clan is probably Tséikeehé , which literally means "Two Rocks Sit."

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