• Betatakin


    National Monument Arizona

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  • 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 »

  • New carpet installation

    New carpets will be installed at the visitor center in September 2014. Watch out for carpet installers and other visitors. Museum and auditorium will also be close during carpet installation. Thank you for your patience.

  • Phone Down & Internet Down

    IT will be working on the phone line and internet and these services will be down for today September 8, 2014.


eagle fetish
Eagle Fetish

The Zuni have lived in the southwest for thousands of years; home is now in New Mexico. They consider the Tsegi/Lenaytupqa Canyon region an essential part of their traditions. It is known as the "northern canyons," from which several of their clans originated. The Zuni traveled through this area on their way to Grand Canyon to mine salt. Betatakin/Talastima is celebrated in Zuni songs, traditions, and lives.

Fetishes are made in all sizes, colors,  and shapes.
Fetish Necklace

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Inscription House was partly built using a form of adobe brick. Unlike modern adobe bricks, these have ample amounts of grasses.