Monument Valley

Monument Valley

What many people think of the American West, come from John Ford’s many movies filmed there.  None are better than “The Searchers”.  John Wayne called Monument Valley, “God’s Treasure”.  To the Nanajo it is “Tse’ Bii’ Ndzisgaii” or the valley within the rock.  This is John Ford’s point.  There is a famous black and white photograph of the director sitting on this point in a director’s chair in a pensive moment.  The Navajo on the horse gives one an idea of the scale and vastness.KN7C7462WM