ERIC Number: ED144751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The Navajos, A Critical Bibliography.
Perhaps the most significant issue in the history of the Navajos is the tribe's success in maintaining its traditional culture while adapting to the massive pressures of Euramerican society. Few tribal groups have had to contend with as many and as diverse cultural and political competitors for as long a period of time as have the Navajos--Spain, Mexico, the United States, Catholic and Protestant missions, uprooted Indian communities striving for territory, all have pushed and pulled Navajos more or less visibly since the middle of the sixteenth centry. Acculturation never ceased, and today the tribe's culture shows reminders of its eventful history. Yet that culture is still unmistakably distinct and individual. This bibliographical essay cites 189 sources and studies on the Navajos. The essay is organized by subheadings: basic texts and studies, bibliographies, Navajo accounts and documents, newspapers and newsletters, origins and early history, the Long Walk Era, the stock reduction era and contemporary history, social organization and language, government and law, education, economy, and health and religion (the provision of harmony). An alphabetical list of all works cited is included. All citations in the essay are keyed by means of bracketed numbers to the more complete information in the list. Preceding the list are two sets of recommended titles--one for the beginner and the other for a basic library collection. Works suitable for secondary school students are denoted by asterisks in the alphabetical list. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Bibliographies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Economics, Education, Government (Administrative Body), Health, Individual Power, Navajo, Newsletters, Newspapers, Reference Materials, Religious Factors, Social History, Social Structure, Socioeconomic Influences, Tribes
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($3.95)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Newberry Library, Chicago, IL. Center for the History of the American Indian.