North West Region is a
that holds a wealth of Native American culture. Walk in the
footsteps of the Anasazi, an ancient people who lived in
Chaco Canyon, now a National Historic Park featuring
dramatic rock formations. America's largest Indian
reservation, the Navajo Nation, as well as the Zuni, Acoma,
and Laguna pueblos are great places to explore. At the
Jicarilla Apache Nation Walk the streets of Gallup and
discover the Native American arts. The natural desert beauty
of the Four Corners is shown at Chaco Canyon, in particular.
You can see the stone structures they constructed to mark
the paths of these celestial bodies. In the late 1800s, the
Santa Fe Railway used the Indian culture to attract rail
passengers to the West. Later Route 66, the first major
multistate highway, was built which motorists claimed the
Northwest's section its most memorable. Major landmark in
the Northwest has some type of Native American legend
connected with it. There's Mount Taylor Ship Rock Peak, El
Malpais and Cabezón Peak, as well as the Bisti
Wilderness Area and the Chuska Mountains
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