Navajo Nation Council Chamber

Navajo Nation Council Chamber (Navajo: Béésh bąąh dah si'ání) is the center of government for the Navajo Nation. The landmark building, in Window Rock, Arizona, is significant for its association with the 1930s New Deal, and its change in Federal policy for relations with Native Americans, as established in the Indian Reorganization Act. With its red sandstone façade and overall rustic architectural style, the chamber was designed to harmonize with its spectacular natural surroundings. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2004.[2][3] It is "the only legislative headquarters in the United States owned by an American Indian tribe which has been continuously in use by that tribe and whose design incorporates indigenous materials and architectural traditions tied to the Navajo heritage."[4]

Navajo Nation Council Chamber
Béésh bąąh dah si'ání  (Navajo)
LocationWindow Rock, Arizona
Coordinates35°40′58″N 109°2′54″W
Area1.6 acres (0.65 ha)
Built1935 (1935)
ArchitectMayers Murray & Phillip (Goodhue); Navajo Craftsman
Architectural stylePueblo Revival, rustic
NRHP reference No.04001155
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 18, 2004[1]
Designated NHLAugust 18, 2004[2]

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