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Children of the People

The Navaho Individual and His Development

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674423558

Publication Date: 05/19/1947

277 pages

16 illustrations; 5 line illustrations; 5 tables; 3 maps


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The aim of this study of the Navaho as an individual is to bring together all that is known about Navaho psychology or Navaho personality. The ways in which the Navaho, who call themselves "The People," rear their children are described and discussed in considerable detail and the authors include a report of a testing program carried out by psychologists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists upon several hundred Navaho children. Never before has a many-sided testing program been applied to so many children from a "primitive" group, and the practical implications of the test results and of the whole survey form an important contribution to our knowledge of the Navaho.

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