Hundred of years ago, the ancestors of the Navajos settled in the deserts and canyons of the American Southwest. In this homeland, the Navajo people built a society supported by livestock herding and enriched by treasured spiritual and cultural customs. In the 1800s and early 1900s, while settlement threatened their homes, their flocks, and their way of life. but the Navajos remained a strong and vibrant community. Today, still living on parts of their ancestoral homeland, the Navajo people continue to cherish their traditions while look ahead to a bright future.