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Dine (Navajo) Language of Athabascan origin. Dine people entered Southwest c. Ad 1400. Adopted agriculture from Pueblo people with whom they maintained relations. Following Spanish incursion they began to raise livestock Dine Beliefs: 4 Mountain ranges surround homeland . Home of the ye’ii Holy People Holy Wind Nitch’ianimates and binds the cosmos First man and first woman journey to four different worlds occupied by birds, animals, insects and monsters. Give birth to the Hero twins Sand paintings to spiritually cure people Chantways: complex ceremonial songs lasting from 1-9 days Blessingway, Nizhoni Evil Way Clans: 21 different relationship groups with clan connections Kinaalda: Women’s Coming of Age. Women;s bodies and sacred and powerful
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Unformatted text preview: Young woman wears a biil a woven dress with symbols of mountains and rain Silver and turquoise show their strength Encountered US in 1846. Kit Carson led America forces against them. Long Walk: Navajo get rounded up on the long walk. 9000 forced to walk 300 miles to Bosque Redondo. More than 200 die. 1868. Permitted to return to their homeland, but vastly reduced. Silverwork: Developed by the 1880s: necklaces, bolos, conchos, earrings Squash blossom necklace Hopi land conflict: 1880 Hopi protested Dine encroachment on 40% of their lands near Black Mesa Dine Reservation: 26,000 sq mi. Population 210,000. Navajo the largest native group in the USA...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course ANTH 215 taught by Professor Wood during the Spring '11 term at UVA.

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