"Red Lake ~ Tonalea" Red Lake by Yaqui

Red Lake Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 8 photos

To neheliih - Collecting of Water

This was a very desolated community among the vast land within the Dine’ (Navajo) tribal community. The name started after a trading post was established named Red Lake Trading Post. It began in the late 1880’s by Sam Dittenhoffer. Unfortunately he was killed by a jealous rival in 1891 for the affection of a young woman from Flagstaff. His major creditor the Babbit brothers took over the trading post due to his death. They had owned many trading post among the Dine, Hope, Paiute, and Apache reservations. Trading post were a important central point for social and economics. Now, Tonelea is a community who has grown from its simple trading post days to a tribal community among the vast Dine area.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Some services!
  • Cons:Not too many major landmarks.
  • In a nutshell:Home of Elephant Feet!
  • Last visit to Red Lake: Nov 2008
  • Intro Updated Dec 28, 2008
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  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2010 at 5:02 AM

    Hello Dee, Thank you so much for the postcard! I so appreciate your friendship!! Gonna get back to you by snail mail. My best to you always.

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2010 at 11:32 PM

    Looks like a beautiful spot. Nice pictures.

  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2009 at 6:27 PM

    One of the places I still need to see in Arizona.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2009 at 10:16 PM

    Great intro photo! These elephant feet are great!

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Dee! I'm glad you know these were Elephant Feet - we were there and i did not know where we were then. I just put our pics and Video under Monument Valley or Utah? travelogue, hehehe...you're an awesome researcher!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Elephant Feet is awesome and so is your photograph.


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