History of Canyon De Chelly

Learn about the canyon's history and peoples.

Canyon De Chelly Through Navajo Eyes


Canyon De Chelly Though Navajo Eyes is a film about the history of the people who lived in the canyon. It includes information about some of the places you will see on a tour of the Canyon De Chelly, as well as many stories associated with the Anasazi, Hopi, and Navajo People. It paints a picture of the struggles that took place here, as well as how the land was invaded over time and the Navajo people were uprooted.

In planning ahead for your tour of Canyon De Chelly, we recommend purchasing and watching this film to learn some background information and get an idea of what to expect on your tour. You can order this film by phone from Drumbeat Indian Arts at 1-800-895-4859. You can also find it at the Canyon De Chelly National Monument Book Store in Chinle. Above is a sample of the film for your convenience.