ERIC Number: ED250143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Dinetah: Navajo History. Volume II.
Roessel, Robert A., Jr.
Using archaeological data, written chronicles of Spanish explorers and missionaries, and oral narratives and legends, the book traces the history of the Navajo people to their original homeland, Dinetah, located primarily off the present reservation in an area south and east of Farmington, New Mexico. The book discusses various theories on Navajo entry and time of arrival into the region and presents an argument for a Navajo arrival date in the Southwest of 1300 A.D. or earlier. The book emphasizes the cultural-historical significance of the area and the importance of protecting the region as a natural and sacred tribal resource. The book includes an extensive section of photographs of Dinetah Navajo rock art and material culture from the Blanco, Delgadito, Crow, and Palluchi canyons and a 214-item list of references. The second in a series of three, the book is intended to supplement a Navajo Studies program at Rough Rock Demonstration School, Arizona. (NEC)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indians, Ancient History, Archaeology, Cultural Background, Ethnic Origins, Higher Education, Legends, Secondary Education, Tribes
Navajo Curriculum Cent er, Rough Rock School, Star Route One, Rough Rock, AZ 86503 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Indian Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Rough Rock Demonstration School, AZ. Navajo Curriculum Center.