The role of bears and bear ceremonialism in Navajo Orthodox traditional lifeway
- Healing and the Human Condition: Scenes from the Present Moment in Navajoland. Csordas, Thomas J. // Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry;Mar2004, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p1
The encounter of Navajo spirituality and healing practice with modernity in the present moment must be understood within an existential appreciation of temporality, tradition, domination, and immediacy. Examining the practical exigencies and experiential nuances in a performance of the Navajo...
- Sacred ground. Daniel, Douglass K. // Boys' Life;Sep93, Vol. 83 Issue 9, p37
Visits the heart of Navajo Indian culture in Canyon de Chelly in Arizona where 600 Scouts held a camporee in spring 1993. The Anasazi people, who lived there about 100 to 1300 A.D.; The Navajos, who lived in the canyon for 300 years; Why the Indians had to leave the canyon; Their trip called...
- Jaysho, moasi, dibeh, ayeshi, hasclishnih, beshlo, shush, gini. Watson, Bruce; Kawano, Kenji // Smithsonian;Aug93, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p34
Highlights the Navajo Code Talkers, a group of Navajo patriots who hit every Pacific beach from Guadalcanal to Okinawa using speech sharpened into a precise weapon. The 420 Code Talkers served as members of all six Marine Corps divisions in the Asian-Pacific theater. Navajo, rooted in...
- Classroom use of this month's clip & save print. Hubbard, G. // Arts & Activities;Nov91, Vol. 110 Issue 3, p48
Discusses the concha belts made by Navajo Indians in New Mexico and Arizona. Suggests ways to use the concha belts as inspiration for art projects. Belt made by Navajo silversmith Roger Skeet and Zuni carver Leakay Deysee; Importance of turquoise; Example concha belts from The Heard Museum...
- CAPITAL BRIEFS. // Navajo Times;12/22/2010, Vol. 49 Issue 51, pA2
The article offers updates related the Navajo Indians in Arizona including the speech address of 2010-2011 Miss Navajo Nation Winnifred Bessie Jumbo, the public hearings of the Navajo Nation's Division of Social Service, and President Barack Obama's United Nations (UN) declaration on native rights.
- Navajoland. Milne, J. // Cobblestone;Jul89, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p11
Describes the geography of the Navajo Nation, which extends for 13 million acres over parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Navajo religious significance of mountains and sandstone formations; Monument Valley and other natural wonders; Environmental conditions; Natural resources.
- The long walk. Zuber, S.L. // Cobblestone;Jul89, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p14
Covers the events and historical context of the years of exile from their homeland for the Navajo people during the 1860s. Navajo history in the Southwest of America; United States War Department's forced relocation of Navajo's; The Long Walk; Return to their homeland.
- Build a Navajo hogan. // Cobblestone;Jul89, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p23
Presents instructions for building a paper Navajo hogan, a well insulated dwelling which is constructed according to instructions given to First Man by Talking God, in Navajo house-building songs. Includes two pages of cutouts to construct the hogan and how-to directions.
- Wonderful weaves. Holmes, J. // Cobblestone;Jul89, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p27
Describes the weaving tradition among the Navajo Indians, and the legend of Spider Man, Spider Woman and Spider rock, that has inspired the Navajo. Sheep herding and care of wool; Design of looms; Colors and patterns used; Past and present weaving.