The Navajo Country occupies northeastern Arizona and parts of Utah and New Mexico. The eastern boundary of the region is the 108th meridian. The boundaries on the other three sides are the valleys of the large rivers - the San Juan, the Colorado, and the Little Colorado and Puerco, natural boundaries that have long been recognized by the native tribes, the whole area lying approximately between parallels 34° 55' and 37° 17' and meridians 108° 45' and 111° 45'. The region thus outlined contains approximately 25,725 square miles, or an area a little larger than Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Vermont, and the Panama Canal Zone combined. Of this vast area, 22,400 square miles, an area nearly as large as the Netherlands and Turkey in Europe combined, are held in reserve for the Navajos and Hopi Indians, though the Navajos extend their range to the very limits of the whole region.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1934 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Reagan, Albert B.
"Utilization of the Navajo Country,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 41(1), 215-237.
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