Navajo Nation ARRA •

Navajo Nation ARRA


Navajo Nation EPA has a program to bring underground storage tanks into compliance and address the threat of leaking tanks under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Navajo Indians are the largest federally recognized Native American Indian tribe in the United States. Their reservation is spread out through out the four corners of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.

The Navajo try to live in harmony with Mother Earth and with other people. They believe that everything has its place in the universe, even the smallest thing. Everything is related – people, plants, animals, mountains and the Earth itself. Each thing, or being, has its own spirit or inner strength.

The Navajo were farmers who grew the three main crops that many Native Americans grew: corn, beans, and squash. After the Spanish arrived in the 1600s, the Navajo began to farm sheep and goats as well, with sheep becoming a major source of meat. They also hunted animals for food like deer and rabbits.

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