Sacred Land Sacred View

By Robert S. McPherson

Sacred Land, Sacred View describes the mythological significance of geographical formations and landmarks in the Four Corners area of the southwestern United States to the Navajo Indians (Dine). It shows the Dine's respect for nature, their way of living in harmony with the environment, and their derivation of religious traditions from their surroundings.

Robert S. McPherson is a professor of history at College of Eastern Utah, and author of A History of San Juan County: In the Palm of Time and The Northern Navajo Frontier, 1860-1900: Expansion Through Diversity. He serves on the board of the Utah Historical Quarterly and lives in Blanding, Utah.