The Navajo Sacred Mountains Poster

The Sacred Mountains of the Dinè

The Navajo Sacred Mountains Poster

Poster © 2013 Heritage Language Resource Center. All rights reserved

When the Holy People were preparing the Fourth World for habitation by the Dinè, they took mountains that had been formed in the lower worlds and replanted them in this, the Fourth World.  Their placement forms the boundaries of the land of the Navajo.

Sacred ceremonies, songs, and prayers surround the histories of these mountains.  They are a guide to understanding, strength, courage, and endurance for the Navajo.

Brilliant Color & Laminated
Original Artwork by Charles Yanito, Dinè

Charles Yanito artist and illustrator
Charles Yanito artist and illustrator

Charles Yanito was born in Bluff, Utah to the Tl’ash chii and the Toh dich’iinih clans. He attended the lnstitute of American lndian Arts and holds degrees from the College of Eastern Utah and Utah State University. He has exhibited his works in numerous galleries and regional art festivals. His illushations can be seen in many San Juan Schools Heritage Language Resource Centor publlcaflons, Currenfly, Charles resides in Bear, Delaware with his famlly.

Available in three sizes:
23” x 35” – $10.00
18” x 24” – $6.00
11” x 14” – $2.00
Illustrates the Six Scared Mountains,
their characteristics, and contributions in
Navajo culture and history.

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The Four Navajo Sacred Mountains

Mount Blanca (Tsisnaasjini’ – Dawn or White Shell Mountain – East
Mount Taylor (Tsoodzil – Blue Bead or Turquoise Mountain) – South
Mount Humphrey (Doko’oosliid – Abalone Shell Mountain) – West
Mount Hesperus Dibé Nitsaa (Big Mountain Sheep) – Obsidian Mountain – North

Other Sacred Mountains

Huerfano Mesa – Navajo Sacred Mountain
Gobernador Knob – Navajo Sacred Mountain