ERIC Number: ED235973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Navajo Leadership and Government: A History. Sixth-Ninth Grade Navajo Bilingual-Bicultural Social Studies Curriculum.
McCarty, T. L.; Wallace, Stephen
This history of Navajo leadership and government, part of the sixth-ninth grade Navajo bilingual-bicultural social studies curriculum from the Navajo Curriculum Centers, covers types of government from the animal leaders of Navajo legend to modern times. The text is divided into five chapters: "The First Leaders,""New Neighbors--New Government,""Fort Sumner and Return," A Time of Change," and "Modern Leaders--Modern Tribal Government." The history of Navajo leadership before and after the arrival of the Spaniards, and subsequently the Anglo Americans, is given. Hostilities between Navajos and the United State government; Navajo government at Fort Sumner, New Mexico, after the "Long Walk" from Ft. Sumner; the first Navajo reservation; and the beginning of Bureau of Indian Affairs agencies, Navajo chapters, and the Navajo Tribal Council are discussed. Navajo government in the 1930's, the stock reduction problem, changes in the Tribal Council, Navajo participation in World War II, and Navajo leaders since the war are described. Eight blocks, containing from two to six questions to think about, are interspersed throughout the text. Drawings, maps, and photographs illustrate the text. (MH)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Literature, American Indian Reservations, Cultural Background, Cultural Interrelationships, Culture Contact, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Government Role, Governmental Structure, Leaders, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Legends, North American History, Relocation, Tribal Sovereignty
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rough Rock Demonstration School, AZ. Navajo Curriculum Center.