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Title:
The book of the Navajo
Author:
Locke, Raymond Friday.
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Edition:
Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles : Mankind Pub. Co., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xvii, 496 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780876875001
Format :
Book

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Author Notes

Raymond Locke (1936-2002) was an editor, historian, and the author of The Book of the Navajo; Sweet Salt: Navajo Folklore and Mythology; and Seldom Sung Songs . He also presented lectures throughout the US regarding Native American history. Additionally, Locke served as a member of the Navajo Tribal Ad Hoc Committee, the Urban Indian Development Association, and the American Indian Scholarship Fund.


Table of Contents

The Navajos and American Indian Historyp. ix
Part 1 Dine "The People"
1. The Navajos: An Introduction to the Peoplep. 3
2. Athapascan Ancestorsp. 7
3. The Beautiful Rainbow of the Navajop. 13
4. Navajo Art: "Handiwork of the Gods"p. 33
5. The World is Holyp. 45
Part 2 Navajo Legends
1. The First World of the Navajop. 55
2. The Navajo Story of Creationp. 58
3. How The Mexicans Came to Bep. 80
4. The Tale of Coyote, the Troublemakerp. 86
5. The Hero Twinsp. 102
6. How The People Came to Dinetahp. 129
Part 3 Strangers in the Land
1. The Spaniards Enter New Mexicop. 139
2. The Colonization of New Mexicop. 155
3. The Conquest of the Pueblosp. 171
4. Lords of the Earthp. 181
Part 4 The Burning Ground
1. The Navajos and the American Conquestp. 199
2. The "New Men"p. 213
3. The Death of Narbonap. 237
4. Calhoun's War on the Navajosp. 254
5. Fort Defiancep. 266
6. The Fearing Timep. 303
Part 5 The Long Walk
1. Manuelito's Warp. 323
2. The Civil War in New Mexicop. 341
3. The Rope Throwerp. 349
4. Bosque Redondop. 362
5. The Return to Dinetahp. 376
Part 6 The Way Back
1. Lawbreakers and Peacemakersp. 391
2. Learning Paperp. 406
3. A Crowded Landp. 420
4. Between Two Worldsp. 435
5. The Navajos Help Themselvesp. 452
6. The Navajos Todayp. 459
Maps
1. Present day Dinetahp. 52
2. Ancient Dinetahp. 388