The Reluctant Tourist on the Navajo Nation
Photo: Avelardo Valdez
Residents live in small wood and adobe frame houses, or in trailers comprising family compounds. From the highway, it appeared that most properties included several single-family housing units as well as corresponding pens or corrals for sheep, horses and other livestock. The sight of multiple late-model vehicles—many in what I guessed might be varying states of disrepair—parked throughout the property did not surprise me. Most of the compounds are set so far from the road that their isolation, as well as their poverty, is underscored.