The Inscription of the American Southwest in Navajo Tribal Parks
This article aims at pointing out and analyzing the different uses and transformations of the landscape of Navajo tribal parks through the films of John Ford and the Native American literature of the Southwest of the United States. These parks, especially Monument Valley, located between Arizona and Utah, stand as a sign of power and victory for the Western immigrants and explorers and as a site of resistance for the indigenous inhabitants. These inhabitants were once displaced and dispossessed of their lands, during the advance of the frontier towards the Pacific Ocean, thus, creating the fictitious idea of an uninhabited wilderness.
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