ERIC Number: ED027101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Albuquerque Navajos. Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona, Number 11.
Hodge, William H.
A study of 275 Navajos living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, showed that these individuals could be divided into 3 major cultural orientation groups: (1) permanent-resident; (2) Anglo-modified; and (3) traditional. It was found that few Navajos wanted to live permanently in the metropolitan area. For the Anglo-modified Navajos, a desirable and necessary style of existence consisted of maximum utilization of Anglo technology in a transitional reservation setting; however, traditional Navajos desired a much lower level of Anglo technology. It was found that both traditional and Anglo-modified Navajos wished to escape the city's rapid pace, impersonal relationships, and competitiveness; permanent-resident Navajos in Albuquerque as in other cities did not form a cohesive group, but constituted an aggregate of migrants having little or nothing to do with one another. Suggestions for future research included examination of the various niches Navajos occupy in cities and investigation of forces operating between reservations and urban communities. (DA)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indians, Ethnic Groups, Role Conflict, Rural to Urban Migration, Rural Urban Differences, Social Change, Social Relations, Social Values, Urban Areas, Urban Environment, Urbanization
University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (APUA-11, $4.00)
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Identifiers: Navajo (Nation); New Mexico (Albuquerque)