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ERIC Number: ED199018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-15
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Bibliographic Essay Pertaining to Navajo Indians.
Harrison, Scott
Introduced by a discussion of the fact that most of the works cited describe Navajos as they "used to be" and an admonition against the common practice of placing all Navajos, or all Indians, under one stereotype, this bibliographic essay traces the history of Navajo contact with the white man and emphasizes efforts at educational development. Six divisions discuss the major works of the best known authors and important original sources in the following areas: (1) contact with the white man; (2) a new life (with emphasis on the relations of Indian traders with the Navajos); (3) rugs and jewelry; (4) going to school (concentrating on Navajo education, past and present); (5) new forces at work (which deals briefly with Navajo participation in the Second World War and its influence on Navajo education, and mentions two scholars of Navajo language and culture); and (6) works, mainly anthropological, about the Navajo people. Types of works cited include documented accounts of activities, reports, journals, histories, essays, novels, bibliographies, photographic essays, and stories of Navajo traditions, life style, and culture. All books discussed are available through the General Libraries System of the University of Texas at Austin. (JD)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Navajo (Nation)