Tse’Bii’Ndzisgaii in the Navajo language describes the high desert plateau along the Arizona-Utah border formed from sediments deposited layer by layer over eons 0f geographic time. During the 50 million years that followed, erosion, wind and weather stripped away the softer strata to reveal the awe-inspiring sandstone buttes and mesas rising from the desert floor that give Monument Valley its name.


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