Chinle Valley, Arizona

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A north-south trending valley located in northeast Arizona on the Navajo Nation Reservation. The Chinle Valley is 65 miles long and is delineated by Chinle Wash. Located on the northwest portion of the Defiance Plateau, Canyon de Chelly National Monument comprises the heart of Chinle Valley and, some would argue, the Navajo Nation itself.

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"Canyon de Chelly, Navajo, 1904" by Edward S. Curtis is licensed under Public Domain.

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