Window Rock, Ariz. • Navajo Nation lawmakers gathering for the start of their weeklong summer session were greeted by a small group of horseback riders.

The annual tradition honors past tribal leaders who traveled by horse or wagon to gather input from their communities on the way to the tribal capital. Several people rode in Sunday and Monday.

Council delegate Walter Phelps led a group from Cameron. Delegate Steven Begay led another group from Tohatchi, N.M.

The legislative session in Window Rock began Monday with an address from the tribal president and other reports.

Lawmakers began considering bills Tuesday. The session is scheduled to end Friday.