Basaic Tuba City Page
"The Navajo Nation"
This is the Great Seal of the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American Tribe in North America. The seal was officially adopted by the Tribal Council on 18 January 1852 and was designed by John Claw, Jr. of Many Farms, AZ. The seal has a rainbow representing Navajo sovereignty with an opening on top representing the eastern direction with the sun rising. There are the four sacred mountains represented in the four sacred colors of white, blue, yellow and black. The green corn stalk represents the sustainment of Navajo life and the yellow on top represents the pollen used in scared Navajo ceremonies. Finally the animals represent the Navajo livestock industry.
"Tuba Trading Post"
The Tuba Trading Post has been in operation since 1870. It is still in operation and has a small grocery and lots of local art, crafts and souvenirs. There is a history walk leading to one of the entrances.
"Explore Navajo Museum"
The Explore Navajo Musem, a hands-on museum, is located behind the historic Tuba Trading Post.
To Lori Piestewa (py-ESS-tuh-wah)
"A Native American Hero"
On March 23, PFC Lori Piestewa and her company were ambushed near Nasiryah, Iraq. She and her company werer considered MIA. After an attempt to free American prisoners of war it was learned that Lori Piestewa, as well as several other members of her company, did not survive the ambush.
"Lori's home town "TUBA CITY" in hopi "Tuva" (Hopi)"
This is a city on the Navajo Reservation. There is two part Eastern (Window Rock and Western (Tuba City). This town Tuba City was named after a hopi man "Tuva". Has been here since 1870, way before Flagstaff was built.
Tuba City, the heart of the "native American" west
"IN MEMORIAM, Lori Piestewa, US Army"
THIS SHORT TUBA CITY, ARIZONA PAGE IS HEREBY DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
L O R I
P I E S T E W A
A proud American , a native of Tuba City, and member of the Hopi tribe, killed in action near Nasirayah, Iraq, March 2003. Rest in Peace, Lori
One is taken by the start beauty of the empty desert and mountains on the road into Tuba City.
Tuba City itself is simply a town, but it's a town populated by and administered by the native peoples of northern Arizona. There are numerous opportunities to buy many exquisite and intricate Hopi and Navajo art and jewelry pieces, usually at a very reasonable price.
And, Tuba City is a very friendly town. Enjoy your visit, and do your part to help the local economy. Grab a bite to eat on the way out of town, too.
NYMansour's new Tuba City Page
I stayed overnight in Tuba City on my way to the Grand Canyon. There's a small restaurant there, where original fry bread is served, as a type of taco. Tuba City is pretty small. It's a good place for a pit stop.
Native of the Land within the 4 sacred mountains.
"Manuelito...his spanish name."
Manuelito, the once fierce chief of the Navajo, is a beloved figure in Navajo history. He played an important part in the Navajo resistance against settlers taking over their land. After numerous skermishes with U.S. troops, Manuelito was not captured but finally surrendered in 1866.
Many Whiskers was photographed wearing a blanket, bead necklaces, a squash blossom necklace and a cloth headband. He was a tribal councilman from Shiprock, a small town in northwestern New Mexico named for the 1800-foot-high geologic feature that looms over the desert there.
"A young Navajo Man"
This photograph of Tom
Torlino, Navajo, was taken when he entered Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Penna. New students could remain in traditional dress only long enough for a "before" photograph. His "after photograph shows him dressed in a standard school uniform.
"Ketona, Navajo Chief"
Ketona, wearing an unusuall large concho belt, was an important member of the Navajo tribe. Some form of silver jewelry or adornment is seen in almost all photographs of Navajo people, a longstanding and significant Navajo are form.
"This gentleman is HOPI...Taken 1900"
They call him Snake Priest...
This shot was posed by Curtis ater his first viewing of a ceremonial Snake Dance. About a decade after this photo was taken, he was invited back to actively participate in the dance as an adope]ted Snake Priest. He wrote he was awestruck by this experience.