Low Mountain, Arizona

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This relatively low elevation mountain is also the site of a census designation community. The mountain stands between First Mesa and Balakai Mesa, near Polacca Wash in Arizona. Not large enough to be considered a town, the location does include a Navajo Nation chapter house. The Navajo Nation 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. A trading post, which seemingly no longer exists, was also once located in the area.

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"Low Mountain" by Low Mountain Chapter Ta' Sahdi' Da' Askani.' All rights reserved. Use with permission only.

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