ERIC Number: ED230347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Utah Navajo History = Dineji Nakee' Naahane'
Benally, Clyde; And Others
This book presents Navajo history in two aspects--traditional stories that describe the ancestors of the Navajo and explain how the Earth-Surface World was changed from monster-filled chaos into the well-ordered world of today, and historical events from 1525 to today after the Navajos had settled in the Southwest. Events described include settlement in the Four Corners region, first encounter and war with the Spaniards, the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, 4 years of peace among tribes and the Spaniards, cultural exchange with the Pueblo and Spaniards, effects of the Mexican Revolution, and slave trade. Events occurring with western settlement were intrusion of the United States Army into New Mexico; confusion and conflict with the new government and Indian affairs of New Mexico; death of Narbona, a Navajo leader of peace; signing of the Washington treaty; leadership under Manuelito, a Navajo leader; Kit Carson's campaign to imprison Navajos and Apaches; the Long Walk to Bosque Redondo, which served as a reservation; life at Ft. Sumner; the Long Walk back to Navajoland; rebirth of Navajo country; expansion of the Navajo reservation; and the coming of traders. Recent events involving Navajos include livestock reduction, the New Deal Plan, formation of tribal government, and education of Navajo children. The Treaty of 1868 with the United States is appended. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Literature, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Cultural Exchange, Folk Culture, Illustrations, Land Settlement, Leaders, Life Style, Maps, Racial Relations, Social History, Treaties, Tribes
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.; Weber State Coll., Ogden, UT.
Authoring Institution: San Juan School District, Monticello, UT.
Identifiers: Apache (Tribe); Navajo (Nation); New Mexico; Pueblo (People); Songs; Spaniards; Utah