ERIC Number: ED062053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Materials Prepared All or in Part as Result of Office of Education Small Research Grant OEG-9-9-120076-0050(057) [To Navajo Community College].
Gorman, Howard; And Others
Through funds provided by the U.S. Office of Education and the Navajo Community College, a major accomplishment was realized in the development of a Navajo Studies Curriculum that reflects the thinking of the Navajos themselves. The most successful aspect of the project was the identification on the part of the Navajos of what they wanted included in the Navajo Culture Curriculum at Navajo Community College. This document contains these materials, which were developed for use mainly at the adult level. Due to the interest of the compilers, the majority of materials relate to the area of study labeled "The Origin of the Navajo." That portion of Navajo Culture is, in effect, the Navajo Bible. It should not be thought, however, that all of the medicine men or members of the Advisory Board agreed as to the content or the subject matter included since, in the oral traditions, there is no universally accepted, correct version. Thus, "The Origin of the Navajo" reflects a number of the stories that the Navajos respect, but there are equally valid variations even to these stories. The second group of curriculum materials is entitled "The Growth of the Navajo--Up to 1960." Materials included in this section relate to events such as the Long Walk and Stock Reduction. The last group of curriculum materials is "The Navajo Today and Tomorrow, 1960-into the future." Materials collected under this heading come largely from current tribal officials and reflect their emphasis as to those areas which should receive attention. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rough Rock Demonstration School, Chinle, AZ.; Navajo Community Coll., Tsaile, AZ.