The area around Window Rock is home to more than 270,000 Navajo people. In the 1860s, more than 10,000 Navajo were forced from their land and marched to a desolate reservation 450 miles away. The "long walk" is a painful legacy still felt today in places like Window Rock, where unemployment is a staggering 43 percent and almost 56 percent of people live below the poverty line.
While some Navajo do not have the resources to leave this poverty-stricken area, others refuse to abandon the sacred land of their ancestors.
Oprah and Gayle traveled to Window Rock to experience a traditional Native American powwow for the very first time. "The chance to experience new things was exactly why I wanted to drive across country," Oprah says.