This is the perfect example of a guest, who has in their mind what Navajo people are or what Navajo accommodations should be. Except they are disappointed when they are completely wrong.
Navajo all live by the roads, we do so because that's where we are waiting for electricity and running water, how our kids catch the bus, and how we are found by tourists. All Navajo you see on your way here all live on the roads.
The other issue raised by Kim is that we somehow advertised that we were "inside" the park. We are Navajo, we live here, we grew up here, I think we know what Monument Valley is. It is where you were, and there are 18 Monuments outside of the hogan that shows you that you are in Monument Valley. No we are not in the commercial area, inside the Tribal Park. So here is where your misconceptions actually ruin your own trip.
The entrance to the Navajo Tribal Park used to be at Gouldings, when Gouldings refused to see the hotel to the Navajo Tribe in their Land Buy Back Program, the Tribe decided to build another hotel, 4 years ago called the View Hotel. They moved the entrance to the Tribal Park to the Welcome Center, and then to the View Hotel when it was completed. But if you look at Gouldings they too claim they are in Monument Valley like we do, because it is Monument Valley, we have more Monuments than the Tribal Park, and there's no cost here because we are the residential area. its sad that ignorance can impact a trip so greatly, and Kim, unfortunately is an example of this.
We ask everyone, if everything that they see is okay. She said it was wonderful. I'm not sure what she means by concept or story or being misled. She seems to want to be misled, because she doesn't know what she's talking about in the first place. Its sad, and unfortunate, and we feel sorry for her attitude. Because she missed the 18 Monuments that were right outside.