|This white border postcard shows a
Navajo hogan. There is no location specified, and I'm grouping it with the
New Mexico cards because the back indicates that the publisher was
from New Mexico.
It is unused, so I cannot date the card by
a postmark. The back of this C. T. American Art Colored postcard indicates
that it was published by J. R. WILLIS of Gallup, NM. The back is
divided and has a place for a one-cent stamp.
The text on the back reads,
The Navajo Indian house or home is still
built in the aboriginal style of sticks and mud with dirt floors. From
ancient custom the door always faces the east. During the summer months
they move higher into the mountains and build a temporary Hogan.
In case of death of any member of the
family, while in the Hogan, they immediately desert it and it is known
as a "Chin-dee Hogan," or haunted house.