Ganado, Arizona

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A settlement in Apache County, Arizona. The settlement is named after Ganado Mucho, the last head chief of the western division of the Navajo and the twelfth signer of the U.S.-Navajo Treaty of 1868, which guaranteed to the Navajo their right to return to and remain on their homeland after their forced Long Walk to and incarceration at Bosque Redondo in southeastern New Mexico in 1864.

Ganado is also home to the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, a long-time institution on the Navajo Nation reservation.

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"Hubbell Trading post near Ganado, AZ, May 19, 1988" by Nikater is licensed under Public Domain.