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The Navaho

Revised Edition

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$39.00 • £31.95 • €35.00

ISBN 9780674606036

Publication Date: 01/01/1992

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374 pages

5-1/2 x 8 inches

1 map, 12 line illustrations, 2 tables, 11 halftones

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  • Foreword [Lucy Wales Kluckhohn]
  • Preface: Indian Education Research Project
  • Introduction: “The People” and This Study
  • 1. The Past of the People
    • Before the Dawn of History
    • The Spanish-Mexican Period [1626–1846]
    • The American Period [1846–]
  • 2. Land and Livelihood
    • The Land Is Crowded
    • Sources of Navaho Livelihood
      • Livestock, Agriculture, Wild Plants and Animals, Lumber and Minerals, Arts and Crafts, Wage Work, Relief, Average Income
    • Navaho Technology
      • Weaving and Silver Work, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Hunting, Transportation
    • Regional Variations in Economy and Technology
    • The Role of the Government in the Navaho Economy
      • Soil Conservation and Stock Improvement, Tribal Enterprises, Other Economic Services
    • Distribution of the Goods
      • The Trading Post
    • The Future of the Navaho Economy
  • 3. Living Together
    • What the People Look Like
      • Physique, Clothing
    • The World of the Hogans
      • “A Room of One’s Own,” Sleeping and Eating, Cleanliness, Division of Labor, Recreation, Navaho Humor
    • Personal Relations in the World of the Hogans
      • The Biological Family, the Extended Family, Dealing with Kinfolk, Ownership and Inheritance
    • Relatives Beyond the Hogan Group
      • The “Outfit,” the Clan, Linked Clans
    • The Wider Circle of Personal Relations
      • Names and Naming, the “Local Group” or “Community,” Leadership and Authority, The People as a Tribe
  • 4. The People and the World around Them
    • Other Indians
    • Divisions among Whites as Seen by The People
    • Traders to The People
    • The Word of an Alien God
    • The People and the Government: The Navajo Agency
      • The Administrative Setup, Education for Navahos, Medical Services and Navaho Health, Law and Order
    • The People Participate in Government
      • The Navajo Council, Tribal Courts
    • The Government and The People: Present Problems
    • Navahos Working in the White World
    • Between Two Worlds
    • Navaho Attitudes toward Whites
  • 5. The Supernatural: Power and Danger
    • Beings and Powers
    • Ghosts
    • Witches
    • The Navaho Theory of Disease
    • Folk Tales and Myths
      • Folk Tales, Origin Myth, Rite Myths, Myths and Tales in Daily Life, the Family in Myth and Folklore
  • 6. The Supernatural: Things To Do and Not To Do
    • Thou Shalt Not
    • Thou Shalt
    • Rites of Passage
      • Birth, Initiation
    • Finding Things Out
    • The Way of Good Hope
    • Drypaintings
    • Navaho Ceremonial Music
    • Curing Chants
    • Other Rites
  • 7. The Meaning of the Supernatural
    • Economic and Social Aspects of Ceremonials
      • The Cost in Time, The Cost in Money, Cooperation and Reciprocity, Social Functions: the “Squaw Dance” as an Example
    • What Myths and Rites Do for the Individual
      • Prestige and Personal Expression, Curing, Security
    • What Myths and Rites Do for the Group
    • The Gain and Cost of Witchcraft
      • Anxiety, Aggression, Social Control
  • 8. The Tongue of The People
    • Navaho Sounds
    • Navaho Words
    • A Quick Glance at Navaho Grammar
      • Nonverbal Parts of Speech, Navaho Verbs
    • By Their Speech Shall Ye Know Them
    • Why Bother about the Language?
      • Establishing Good Relations, Dealing with Interpreters, Getting the Navaho Viewpoint
  • 9. The Navaho Way of Life
    • Navaho “Ethics”
    • Navaho “Values”
    • Some Premises of Navaho Life and Thought
    • Seeing Things the Navaho Way
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes and References
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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