ERIC Number: ED184764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Pictorial History of the Navajo from 1860 to 1910.
Roessel, Robert A., Jr.
One in a continuing series on Navajo history and culture, this volume contains nearly 200 photographs depicting Navajo life from 1860 through 1910. The period includes the United States' campaign against the Navajo leading to the Long Walk and encampment at Fort Sumner, the return to Navajo lands and the establishment of Fort Defiance, and the ensuing period of readjustment and adaptation. The photographs, most of excellent quality and full-page in size, are organized under two main headings: "Navajo Life and Culture" and "Navajo People." The first section is subdivided into chapters devoted to Fort Sumner, Fort Defiance, the Navajo Delegation to Washington in 1874, boarding school education, weaving, silversmithing, and the Navajo landscape. The second section is subdivided into chapters depicting Navajo women, men, children, and groups. Captions for each photograph provide the source of the photograph and its file number at that institution, original caption information, and the photographer and date when available. Each chapter is introduced by brief historical and cultural information setting the stage for the photographs that follow. The text includes extensive quotes from 24 annual reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs reflecting the government's changing policies toward the Navajo. A bibliography of 62 entries is included. (JH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Boarding Schools, Children, Clothing Design, Cultural Background, Federal Indian Relationship, Females, Handicrafts, Housing, Land Settlement, Leaders, Life Style, Photographs, Quality of Life, Social Environment, Social History, Social Influences, United States History
Navajo Curriculum Center, Rough Rock Demonstration School, Star Route One, Rough Rock, AZ 86503 ($14.95)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Books; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: Rough Rock Demonstration School, AZ. Navajo Curriculum Center.
Identifiers: Arizona (Fort Defiance); Cultural Contributions; Navajo (Nation); New Mexico (Fort Sumner); Weaving
Note: Not available in paper copy because some pages may not reproduce well.