Standing Rock, New Mexico

Encyclopedia Article


A small community located in northwestern New Mexico, on the eastern side of the Navajo Reservation. Standing Rock is one of the many chapters of the Navajo Nation, whose government system consists of five agencies (Chinle, Crownpoint, Fort Defiance, Shiprock, and Tuba City), with several local chapters within each agency. Each chapter has an administrative meeting place known as the chapter house, where the community gathers to discuss a variety of issues concerning life on the reservation. Standing Rock is named Tse'ii'ahi in Navajo, which literally means "Rock Pointing Upward."

Photo Credit: 

"Journey, near US 666 in northwestern New Mexico (Navajo Nation land), May 10, 2006" by parudox is licensed under CC BY-NC.

Published Works: