Nipple Butte, Arizona

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One of a chain of volcanic mesas and buttes that lies between Interstate 40 and the Hopi mesas on the Navajo Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona. The area is characterized by its rough and barren terrain and for its striking geologic formations. It is important to both Navajo and Hopi peoples, and features in various migration stories.

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"Hopi Buttes, Northeast Arizona, December 13, 2010" by John Fowler is licensed under CC BY.

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