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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