The Resource Dinéjí Na'nitin : Navajo traditional teachings and history, Robert S. McPherson

Dinéjí Na'nitin : Navajo traditional teachings and history, Robert S. McPherson

Label
Dinéjí Na'nitin : Navajo traditional teachings and history
Title
Dinéjí Na'nitin
Title remainder
Navajo traditional teachings and history
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. McPherson
Title variation
Navajo traditional teachings and history
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Traditional teachings derived from stories and practices passed through generations lie at the core of a well-balanced Navajo life. These teachings are based on a very different perspective on the physical and spiritual world than that found in general American culture. Dinéjí Na'nitin is an introduction to traditional Navajo teachings and history for a non-Navajo audience, providing a glimpse into this unfamiliar world and illuminating the power and experience of the Navajo worldview. Historian Robert McPherson discusses basic Navajo concepts such as divination, good and evil, prophecy, and metaphorical thought, as well as these topics' relevance in daily life, making these far-ranging ideas accessible to the contemporary reader. He also considers the toll of cultural loss on modern Navajo culture as many traditional values and institutions are confronted by those of dominant society. Using both historical and modern examples, he shows how cultural change has shifted established views and practices and illustrates the challenge younger generations face in maintaining the beliefs and customs their parents and grandparents have shared over generations. This intimate look at Navajo values and customs will appeal not only to students and scholars of Native American studies, ethnic studies, and anthropology but to any reader interested in Navajo culture or changing traditional lifeways."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
979.1004/9726
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.N3
LC item number
M33 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Dinéjí Na'nitin : Navajo traditional teachings and history, Robert S. McPherson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-274) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wind, hand, and stars : reading the past, finidng the future through divination -- The 1918-1919 influenza epidemic : a cultural response -- Sacred evil : the dark side of life along the San Juan -- "Too much noise in that bunch across the river" : Baá̕lílee and the 1907 Aneth brawl -- Tradtional teachings and thought : Navajo metaphors of the elders -- "He stood for us strongly" : Father H. baxter Liebler's mission to the Navajo -- Seeing is believing : the odyssey of the Pectol shields -- Of stars, goats, and wind : Navajo metaphors then and now -- Gambling on the future : Navajo elders, jiní, and prophetic warnings
Control code
ocn824698495
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 287 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781457173981
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt47j1k7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32196696
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)824698495
  • pebcs1457173980

Library Locations

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