ERIC Number: ED283650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A History of Navajo Clans. First Edition.
Lynch, Regina H.; And Others
Pen and ink drawings illustrate characterizations of 29 Navajo clans in this book, which is intended to acquaint young Navajo people and others with Navajo history and culture. The introduction discusses the significance of the Navajo clan system and the relationship among family bonds, self-esteem, and cultural values. The illustrated text tells the story of how the first four clans originated and how subsequent divisions created 25 additional clans. The origin of each clan name is briefly explained. For example, the Many Goats clan was named because they relied largely on the maintenance of large herds of livestock, especially goats, for their food. All clan names are printed in Navajo as well as English and Navajo words are used frequently in the text, accompanied by English equivalents or definitions. A chart of the Navajo kinship system with kinship terminology is appended. (JHZ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Community
Authoring Institution: Rough Rock Demonstration School, AZ. Navajo Curriculum Center.