The traditional home of the Navajo is called a hogan.

The first hogan was the fork-stick hogan frame, a pyramid with 5 triangular faces.


To protect a fork-stick hogan it might be entirely covered with packed adobe or mud

Hogans today have one round room, usually about 23 feet in diameter. They might still be used for housing in remote areas, but they are mainly used nowadays for family ceremonies and curings.



The door always faces east. Men sit on the south side, women the north, visiting dignitaries at the west, facing the door, the place of honor. Upon entering, everyone moves clockwise, imitating the sun's movement.

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