Eastern Mojave Vegetation Canyon de Chelly, Apache County, Arizona.
 
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The name is derived from the Navajo Indian word 't-sey' meaning 'among the cliffs'. Captain Alexander William Doniphan, among the first to record its name, called it 'Canon de el Challe'. Subsequently, it has been called 'Canon of Cheille (1849), Canon del Chille, and 'Canon Chenelle' (map 1860), as well as other spellings.

As an application of their criteria-based methodology for determining the mechanism of transverse drainage development, Douglass, et al. (2009) determined superimposition as the mechanism for transverse drainage of Canyon de Chelly.


Elevation: 5564ft, 1696m.

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Species collected at or near this location:

Gentianaceae

Frasera albomarginata S. Watson.

Interesting collections made at or near this location:

  • Frasera albomarginata S. Watson
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Date and time this article was prepared:9:24:05 AM, 3/21/2017.