Essays Tagged: "Navajo"

Arguement and debate regarding Indigenous Languages and their extinction

ny American Indians see language as the key to their identity, and they question whether one can be Navajo, Apache, or Crow without speaking the tribal language. Navajo language survives most strongly ... e, or Crow without speaking the tribal language. Navajo language survives most strongly among older Navajos, in Navajo chapter houses (the tribe's unit of local government), and in some Christian chur ...

(5 pages) 179 1 4.9 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Indians. Crafts and recreation.

er to destinguish their potterey apart.The art of weaving is so ancient, the origin is unknown. The Navajo viewed weaving as not the beginning of a project, but as the end of one years work of raising ... a project, but as the end of one years work of raising and shearing sheep and collecting wool. The Navajo are recognized world-wide for their skills at weaving.Quilling and beading were another way f ...

(3 pages) 95 0 4.7 Apr/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Movie "Young Guns" produced by Christopher Cain - how this movie coincides with the actual west in the late 19th century.

the movie is also very accurate. On several occurrences in the film, he is referred to as a "Dirty Navajo" or some other demeaning title. Chavez expresses that his family and tribe has experienced gr ...

(3 pages) 50 0 3.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Native American Dance

astern1. Northeast2. SoutheastC. PlainsD. Southwest1. Pueblo2. Apache3. Navajo4. YaquiE. NorthwestV. DressA. Men1. Men's Northern Traditional2. Gra ... and the San Juan Deer Dance (Champagne 709). Also included in the southwest region are the Apache, Navajo, and Yaqui tribes. Some of their dances are the White Mountain Apache Sunrise Dance that is ...

(9 pages) 232 1 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

This essay is about how people stereotype and the reality is that the different cultures are becoming more "Americanized" which is contradicting the stereotypying of different races.

o favor the preservation of Indian traditions, but many tribes turned down the Indian New Deal. The Navajos, for example, did not like the idea that Collier seemed to be telling them what was good for ... land and sold the excess to white settlers and now they expect them to govern themselves. Once the Navajos refused to vote on the bill, Collier decided that it was best for the Navajos to reduce thei ...

(6 pages) 258 1 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

This is a reseach paper on Native American contributions to World War II and the United States' reparations.

r effort (Porterfield 1).The American Indians' most well known contribution to World War II was the Navajo code talkers. Choctaws and Comanches were sometimes used as code talkers, but because the Nav ... e up with the idea of using the language as a type of communication during the war (O' Neill 242). "Navajos could encode, send, and decode a three line message to English in 20 seconds," so it was muc ...

(3 pages) 57 1 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays


ary in the characteristics they attribute to witches and in how witches cause harm or benefit. The Navajo associate witches with the worst imaginable sins within their culture.The object of this p ... whether there are some instances where witchcraft is not seen as a sin or a form of evil within the Navajo society. The sources that will be utilized are "Native Voices" Blaine, Martha., (2000); "Wit ...

(10 pages) 91 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Casinos: Profit vs Progress

that is about $2 million per Pequot.Adversely, to the small tribe of Pequots, large tribes like the Navajos in the west continue to live in squalor. The Navajo reservation of 200,000 tribe members and ... 0 tribe members and 17 million acres holds some of the poorest people in the United States. "73% of Navajos make less than $9,000 a year and unemployment runs around 50%." (Flanagan 148). While mega-r ...

(4 pages) 103 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Native Americans

American are in United States. The two largest groups of Native Americans people are Cherokee and Navajo. Native American has numerous collection of nations, societies, economics, political, and gre ... of the east discover how to hunt, farm, fish, and take care of their young. The Alaskan groups and Navajo help demonstrate the willing and triumpet of Native American, while standing up for their rig ...

(5 pages) 118 1 2.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

A Plea to the White Man from a Native American's Point of View

I am Falling Tree of the Navajo nation. I feel a need to address the troubles that my people have faced. The Navajo have been ... rrived at an area known as Bosque Renondo I surveyed my people. They looked weary and defeated. The Navajo nation had lost over 200 people.We were forced to live on a reservation. The men of my tribe ... on where the white man keeps his end of the bargain. I propose a meeting between the leaders of the Navajo nation and the government of the white man. A treaty needs to be created so that the sufferin ...

(3 pages) 39 0 2.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Racism in World War II.

and under the threat of being bayoneted. To Begay, "it was the same as the Long Walk, in which poor Navajos had to march over four hundred miles to Fort Sumner" in 1863 by federal troops at "bayonet p ... ket. This contributed to increased Indian enlistment, which gave the Marines a secret weapon in the Navajo language. This "unbreakable code" aided the allied war effort and simultaneously gave the Nav ...

(7 pages) 68 0 4.5 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Literarary Analysis of "Chee's Daughter"

ectful personality is shown in the house he lives in because of the way it goes against traditional Navajo customs. Furthermore, his greedy nature is shown in his setting for his granddaughter, on dis ... in his setting for his granddaughter, on display where tourists could pay and observe a traditional Navajo home.Platero and Miller write this story to teach individuals how greed can take over people' ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay explores how different people cope with the world they live in.

Everyone develops their own way of coping with or explaining the world they live in. The Navajo Origin Legend, Journal of the First Voyage to America, and To My Dear and Loving Husband are ... d that comes out of our mouths now that gives us life. When this ceases to blow we die.(pg.23)" The Navajo Origin Legend was a myth which attempted to convey how the first man and woman were created f ... created.(pg.23)" Unsure of how they came to be, Native Americans told and re-told myths such as The Navajo Origin Legend.Christopher Columbus's journal, in which he recorded his discoveries from the s ...

(2 pages) 20 0 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Reoccurring Themes Within Student Literature

there for the reading.One story that really reflected this was Chee's daughter. Within this story a Navajo Native American man named Chee's wife dies. It was custom that the single husband is to turn ... e, and Little One. "More tourists stood in knot before hogan where the sign said: See inside a Real Navajo Home 25¢. Then the knot seemed to unravel as a few people returned to their cars; ...

(5 pages) 392 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Healing Plants And Herbs

atura is very powerful and consumed only in small portions for example against witchcraft, but many Navajo physicians try to avoid prescribing it. Some administer it to everyone who feels strong enoug ... ake. The majority thinks it is a plant not to underestimate and be careful with. In a small area of Navajoland for example practitioners engage in datura divination by using the plant to find lost obj ...

(2 pages) 684 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Life on the Reservation

, but there is one place that I know shape the person I am to this day. I grew up in an area on the Navajo reservation called smoke signal I live there from birth until I was about ten years old with ... d helped me to become more efficient in today's world Smoke signal is in Arizona and on the Navajo reservation about fifty miles away from the historical Canyon de Chelly. There is only one ga ...

(9 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Superiority of the United States

ted States acquired territory from Mexico. American settlers began moving into Indian Territory the Navajo tribe was the first to appose the settlers and had begun attacking them. Kit Carson was sent ... s the first to appose the settlers and had begun attacking them. Kit Carson was sent to confine the Navajo's to a reservation in New Mexico. The Navajo's resisted this move, and in the end were starve ...

(8 pages) 27 1 0.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Uranium in America

ough the employment of mining creates an income, the American Government is taking advantage of the Navajo people because uranium mining is creating health problems and has a negative impact on enviro ... creating health problems and has a negative impact on environmental resources. Before mining, many Navajo men transit by horse to far place for work. Yet, many natives mined even though they knew so ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Navajo and Trickster tales

COYOTE THE TRICKSTER IN NAVAJO FOLKLOREThe trickster is a very important part of Navajo oral tradition and can assume many f ... l lessons with regard to virtue and morals that this character teaches are invaluable in preserving Navajo culture. With passing stories of coyote the trickster on to new generations, the Navajo are a ... always waiting for his next chance to try and corrupt some innocent person, usually a youngster.The Navajo the view of Coyote is generally a very negative one, related to death and witchcraft (Hynes). ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Feb/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Navajos and the Iroquis

Kayla FranklinThe Navajo and IroquoisIn the introduction of the book First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American I ... oral accounts as evidence, not always are historians using hard evidence. Such is the case for the Navajo emergence story and for the forming of the league of the Iroquois. The two stories bare strik ... the Iroquois story of formation seems to be more structured.According to the story that was told by Navajo Chief Sandoval or Tlo'tsi hee (Old Man Buffalo Grass) in 1928 the Navajo became into existenc ...

(3 pages) 4 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers