Canyon de Chelly has been occupied by the Anasazi and Navajo people since 1500 B.C. Spider Rock holds a great deal of importance to the Navajo people. Rising 750 feet from the canyon floor, the Navajo people believe that the spire is home to Spider Grandmother, the creator of the world. Legend has it that she spun a web, laced it with dew, and flung it into the sky creating the stars. I cannot imagine a better home in this silent place of red-tailed hawks, deep canyons and vast skies.