Fort Defiance is located at 35°44′31″N 109°4′0″W / 35.74194°N 109.06667°W / 35.74194; -109.06667 (35.742032, -109.066739), on the Defiance Plateau about 4 miles (6 km) north of Window Rock, Arizona. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.8 km 2), all of it land.Is Fort Defiance still in use today?
Near Old Fort Defiance, New Mexico. Albumen print photograph, 1873. Today, the site of Fort Defiance is populated by buildings dating from the 1930s to the present day used by various governmental agencies including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, and the Navajo Nation.When did Fort Defiance become an Indian Agency?
The Navajo Treaty of 1868 allowed those interned to return to a portion of their land, and Fort Defiance was reestablished as an Indian agency that year. In 1870, the first government school for the Navajo was established there.