ERIC Number: ED040784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Hoffman, Virginia; Johnson, Broderick H.
Presented here is a collection of the life stories of 15 famous Navajo leaders. The document explores the eventful, often tragic, history of the Navajo Tribe from the time of Narbona (1773), when Navajoland was Spanish territory, to the present. The document presents this historical account in a manner that reflects the pride and dignity of the "Dine," as the Navajos call themselves. Through all the biographies, there is a chronological continuity which gives clarity to the history of the Navajos and their relations with the outside world. The writing is intended for the student as well as the adult reader. Accumulation of the information was obtained through interviews with Navajo leaders and descendants of past leaders and through historical documents. Also included are a pronunciation guide for Navajo and Spanish words and a bibliography for the first 9 biographies. (EL)
Descriptors: American Indians, Armed Forces, Biographies, Curriculum Enrichment, History, Illustrations, Navajo, Resource Materials, Spanish Culture
Navajo Curriculum Center, Rough Rock Demonstration School, Rough Rock Rural Branch, Chinle Post Office, Chinle, Arizona 86503 ($12.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rough Rock Demonstration School, Chinle, AZ.