posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 04:42 PM
"The Native Americans are tge "original" inhabitants of the area, and therefore they would have the most information of anything that has
happened interestingly in the past."
Not the Navajo. They are an Athabascan-speaking people who migrated to that area from what is now Oregon and Washington, arriving in the four Corners
area around the same time the first White men (Spaniards) crossed the Gila River.
They, like the White men, are the johnny-come-latelies to the area.
The folks who have been around (at least in the Arizona side) stem from three cultures: Mogollon, Sinagua, and Hohokam.
The Mogolon are probably the ancestors of the Apache; the Sinagua of the Hopi and Pueblo; and the Hohokam of the Pima and Tohono o'odham tribes.
But even so, just because people have lived there for a long time does not give them perfect answers to the past. It was recent (White)
archaeologists digging in Chaco Canyon who determined that the natives living there circa 900 AD practiced occasional cannibalism, a hobby which
contemporaty American Indian legends seemed to have overlooked.