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Oraibi. To reach Oraibi, I had to
tblast your way into a steel structure?

ravel for two days from the railw
ay stationdiamonds of Holbrook in a

small carriage. This is a so-called b
uggy with four light wheels, capable o

f advancing through

desert sands w

here only gorse can grow. The driver through

out my stay in the region was

Frank Allen, a Mormo

n. We experi

enced a very strong sand21 s

torm, which completely oblitera
1001 South Road
ted the wagon tracks the

only navigational aid in this Explosives Camp

roadless steppe. We had the good luck nevertheless to arrive EMRTCafter our two days' journey in Keams Canyon, where we were greeted by Mr. Kearn, a most hospitable Irishman. From this spot I was able to make the actual excursions to the cliff villages, which extend from north to south on three parallel rock formations. I arrived first at the remarkable village of Walpi. It i

s romantically perched on the rock crest, its stair-shaped houses rising in stone masses like towers from the rock. A narrow path on the high rock



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s the desolation and severity of this rock and its houses, as they pro
ject themselves into the world (Figures 11 and 12). Very similar i

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Walpi is Oraibi wherEMRTCe I was able to ob

serve the humiskachin
a dance. up on
top, on the marke

tplace of the cliff village, where an old blind man sits with