A Navajo hogan in Arizona
The traditional home of the Diné (Navajo) was a structure made of tree bark, poles, and
earth called a hogan. Many Diné (Navajo) continue to build and live in hogans today. Like the
bracelet, the hogan is constructed according to hozho.
Imagine that you are looking down on a hogan with its roof removed. The hogan
is of a circular shape divided into four sections by the supporting poles.
The doorway (framed by double poles) faces to the east to welcome the
morning sun. The other poles point to the west, north, and south; together
the supporting poles point to the four sacred mountains of the Diné
Navajo tribal web site: http://www.navajo.org/