Comment, Like, & Favorite
Mittens And Merrick Butte Monument Valley
Photograph - Photographs - Prints - Digital Images - Cards - Posters - Photo-calendars - Photo Art
© Christine Till
The quintessential Southwestern scenery is represented by the mesas and buttes of Tse Bii' Ndzisgaii (Valley of the Rocks), the Navajo name for Monument Valley. Known around the world for its landscape, which was made famous in John Ford Westerns of the 1930s and later (as well as numerous other films), this jewel of the Navajo Nation is depicted in all sorts of light, from first light to sunrise, mid-morning, sunset and dusk.
In the 1860s, Kit Carson sent Utes and Paiutes into Monument Valley to capture raiding Navajo, who escaped to the nearby areas such as Navajo Mountain. Two of the soldiers who remained in the valley to mine for silver were James Merrick and Ernest Mitchell. The Utes and Paiutes killed both Merrick and Mitchell near the two prominent buttes which still bear their names.
East (Left) Mitten and West (Right) Mitten butte are named for their shape, which resembles mittens.
This is one of the most famous rock formations in the Southwest.
October 11th, 2013
Viewed 330 Times - Last Visitor from Seattle, WA on 07/25/2014 at 7:45 AM
copy and paste to your website / blog - preview
monument framed prints, valley framed prints, tribal framed prints, park framed prints, utah framed prints, arizona framed prints, merrick framed prints, butte framed prints, buttes framed prints, east framed prints, right framed prints, west framed prints, left framed prints, mitten framed prints, mittens framed prints, sunset framed prints, rock framed prints, red framed prints, sandstone framed prints, nature framed prints, natural framed prints, iconic framed prints, formation framed prints, formations framed prints, rocks framed prints, monument greeting cards, valley greeting cards, tribal greeting cards, park greeting cards, utah greeting cards, arizona greeting cards, merrick greeting cards, butte greeting cards, buttes greeting cards, east greeting cards, right greeting cards, west greeting cards, left greeting cards, mitten greeting cards, mittens greeting cards, sunset greeting cards, rock greeting cards, red greeting cards, sandstone greeting cards, nature greeting cards, natural greeting cards, iconic greeting cards, formation greeting cards, formations greeting cards, rocks greeting cards, monument prints, valley prints, tribal prints, park prints, utah prints, arizona prints, merrick prints, butte prints, buttes prints, east prints, right prints, west prints, left prints, mitten prints, mittens prints, sunset prints, rock prints, red prints, sandstone prints, nature prints, natural prints, iconic prints, formation prints, formations prints, rocks prints, monument posters, valley posters, tribal posters, park posters, utah posters, arizona posters, merrick posters, butte posters, buttes posters, east posters, right posters, west posters, left posters, mitten posters, mittens posters, sunset posters, rock posters, red posters, sandstone posters, nature posters, natural posters, iconic posters, formation posters, formations posters, rocks posters