ERIC Number: ED064017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Ramah Navajos: A Growing Sense of Community In Historical Perspective. Navajo Historical Publications Historical Series No. 1.
The study of the Ramah Navajos is a study of a growing sense of community, within a historical perspective. The Navajos in Ramah had never constituted a unified and tightly knit community until 1950. Since that time much has taken place among the Navajos in Ramah which has served to give new meaning and purpose to their life together. The trend of this growing sense of community and political unity provides a natural framework for the analysis of Ramah history. In this survey of The People's experience in the Ramah area, consideration is given to the general nature of the geographical region, its Navajo residents, and their way of life. The history of the Ramahs is treated in 4 phases: (1) settlement and stabilization (circa 1869-1919), (2) land allotment (1920-39), (3) definition--political awareness (1940-69), and (4) a new sense of community (1970-?). (FF)
Descriptors: American Indians, Community Development, History, Land Settlement, Leadership, Political Attitudes, School Community Programs
Navajo Tribal Museum, Navajo Parks and Recreation Department, P.O. Box 797, Window Rock, Arizona 86515 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navajo Tribe, Window Rock, AZ.
Identifiers: Ramah Navajos