On the first day in Arizona, the students woke to unforgettable experiences. The first experience: breakfast with Vice President Jim, and Mrs. Navajo Nation. The students, especially Treasure, were ecstatic when Mrs. Navajo Nation walked in the door. The breakfast consisted of Blue Corn Mush– a traditional Navajo dish– and Navajo Fry Bread. Delicous! We then ventured into the cold outdoors to tour the Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park. Students beheld the famous Window Rock National Monument, Navajo Code Talkers Monument, and the wall of names of Navajo’s that fought in World War II. After that tour, the students ventured into the Navajo Capitol Building. They saw the Presidents office, Vice Presidents office, and the Treaty of 1968. Students were so excited as their former studies of Navajo History came to fruition right before their eyes. Students of the trip: How did it feel to see all these monuments that you had studied about?
For more about the Tribal Park please visit: http://navajonationparks.org/htm/veterans.htm
For more about the Capitol Building and Government of the Navajo Nation and Code Talkers, please visit: http://www.navajo-nsn.gov/history.htm
Photos courtesy of Courtney Ellis