Cover of: The Navaho | Clyde Kluckhohn

About the Book

What are the Navaho today? How do they live together and with other races? What is their philosophy of life? Both the general reader and the student will look to this authoritative study for the answers to such questions. The authors review Navaho history from archaeological times to the present, and then present Navaho life today. They show the people's problems in coping with their physical environment; their social life among their own people; their contacts with whites and other Indians and especially with the Government; their economy; their religious beliefs and practices; their language and the problems this raises in their education and their relationships to whites; and their explicit and implicit philosophy.

This book presents not only a study of Navaho life, however: it is an impartial discussion of an interesting experiment in Government administration of a dependent people, a discussion which is significant for contemporary problems of a wider scope; colonial questions; the whole issue of the contact of different races and peoples. It will appeal to every one interested in the Indians, in the Southwest, in anthropology, in sociology, and to many general readers.

This work forms the most thorough-going study ever made of the Navaho Indians, and perhaps of any Indian group. The book was written as a part of the Indian Education Research project undertaken jointly by the Committee on Human Development of the University of Chicago and the United States Office of Indian Affairs. The cooperation of a psychiatrist and anthropologist both in the research for, and in the writing of, this study is noteworthy--as is the fusion of methods and points of view derived from medicine, psychology, and anthropology.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 248-252.
Map on lining-papers.
"Written as a part of the Indian education research project undertaken jointly by the Committee on human development of the University of Chicago and the United States Office of Indian affairs."--Pref.
"Children of the people ... is a companion volume by the same writers."--Pref.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
970.3
Library of Congress
E99.N3 K54

The Physical Object

Pagination
xx, 258 p.
Number of pages
258

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6510154M
Internet Archive
navaho0000kluc
LC Control Number
47000735
Library Thing
20381
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