• Betatakin

    Navajo

    National Monument Arizona

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  • Cliff Dwelling Tours 2014

    Tours to Betatakin and Keet Seel begin on May 25, 2014 and ends on September 06, 2014.

  • Flash Flooding

    Flash flooding occurs in the Tsegi Canyon during the summer season and will cause concellation of the Keet Seel and Betatakin hikes. Please check the weather for Betatakin Arizona at the NOAA website linked below. More »

History & Culture

Hisatsinom people made excellent pots.
Small pots in Keet Seel
Marc Steuben
 
Ancestral home of Hopi clans today: Fire and Coyote.

White fir log across the entrance of Keet Seel.

Marc Steuben

The Ancestral Puebloan people farmed the canyons, enabling them to flourish in this high desert environment. They hunted wild game and grew corn, beans, and squash.

 
Ancestral home of Flute and Deer Antler Clans, who live in Hopi today.

Betatakin

Marc Steuben

Like Keet Seel, Betatakin was constructed of sandstone, mud mortar, and wood.

 
Double-walled kiva in Kawestima/Keet Seel

Keet Seel

Marc Steuben

Most of keet Seel has remained unchanged for 700 years.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The people that lived in the area of the Monument made beautiful pottery. They decorated many vessels with black, red, yellow, and even green pigments.