Hogan Shelter

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This image depicts a Navajo woman with her grandchild.  They are in front of the family's hogan.

When a Navajo family builds their traditional house, they do not think about that lodging as a permanent structure.  We learn why that is so from Navajo People:

But our idea of a house being a home never enters his mind.  He loves the beauty of the out-of-doors.  He regards that as his own, and the poetry of his conceptions in a variety of ways is remarkably influenced by the glories of Nature. These, then, are reasons against the making of a more beautiful and permanent dwelling.

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Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.



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