What the #@$%# is "hakatai"?

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What is the meaning of "hakatai"?

Hance Rapids... Our computer was named after one of the Geological rock formations in the Grand Canyon, the Hakatai Shale.

This reddish, layered sedimentrary rocks are Pre-Cambrian age, at least 1.1 billion years old. Within the layers are mud cracks and ripple marks that represent the action of currents in a shallow water environment, during a time that preceeded multicellular organisms. One of the more spectacular views of the Hakatai shale is here at Hance Rapids, where the unit is cut by lava of an ancient volcanic dike.

Hakatai is also the Havasupai Indian word for the Colorado River.

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