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Keams Canyon (Hopi: Pongsikya or Pongsikvi; Navajo: Lókʼaaʼdeeshjin) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. The population was 260 at the 2000 census. Pongsikya is a narrow box canyon named after a plant of edible greens that survived along the seasonal stream that drains from Antelope Mesa and flows through the three mile long canyon.Here William Keam, and then his cousin Thomas Keam, operated a trading post during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. They served the Navajo Indians and opened the door to commercial trade for the Hopi Indians. The nearest trading post was some fifty miles away and Keam’s trading post was 13 miles east of the Hopi Indian’s settlements on First Mesa.With the opportunity for full year round trade nearby, the regional Indians quickly identified the canyon with the traders and the name Keams Canyon took hold.


Find crucial information and trip planning details about Keams Canyon, which is a city in United States. Keams Canyon is located at a short trip away from Flagstaff a major city in United States. Flagstaff, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Wupatki National Monument, Pioneer Museum, The Arboretum At Flagstaff. Also, to reach Keams Canyon, you'll have to take a flight to Flagstaff; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Keams Canyon are of 1-2 days.

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