About This Place
Window Rock (Navajo: Tségháhoodzání) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. The population was 3,059 at the 2000 census.
Window Rock is the seat of government for the Navajo Nation, the tribal government of the second largest Native American tribe in the United States, and contains the Navajo Nation Zoological and Botanical Park, as well as the Navajo Nation World War II Memorial.
Until 1936, the area was sparsely populated and known only by its ceremonial name Ni Ałníigi ("Center of the World"). John Collier, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, chose the site to establish the seat of the Navajo Central Agency. His proposal to make the ceremonial name the official name met with resistance and Navajos soon ridiculed it as "ni ałníígóó" (