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Navajo Indians Navajo Indians 1850-1930 1850-1930 Amy Bates Kathy Buxton Tory Cohn Gaby Fonseca Diana Kuch Hillary Thomas Alison Viefhaus
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Study Guide Study Guide page 1 page 1 1. What is the name of the spiritual force that the Navajo’s believe in? 2. What is viewed as the power of the Almighty? 3. When is a Kinaalda held in a Navajo girl’s life? 4. Why is a girls attitude so important during the Kinaalda? 5. What happened to children during the genocidal push on Navajos? 6. What was “The Long Walk”? 7. When was the New Treaty signed, releasing the Navajos? 8. What are two traditional games that Navajo children played? 9. At the age of five, what were Navajo children given by their parents?
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Study Guide Study Guide page 2 page 2 10. What is the other name that the Navajos are known by? 11. By making the Navajo children learn and speak in only English, what was the main affect on their Native language? 12. What is the name of the first art school founded in 1930 for Native Americans? 13. What were sandpaintings done for? 14. Why was the bear hardly ever killed and eaten in the Navajo culture? 15. What season did Navajo men go on hunting expeditions and why? 16. How old were Navajo boys when they started to hunt?
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? ? What is the other name that the Navajos are known by?
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Background Information Background Information The name Navajo generally meaning “Takers of the field” were given their name by the Tewa people. The Navajo are also referred to as Diné, meaning “The People”. There are different spellings for both of these terms, including Navaho and Dineh. The Navajo belong to the linguistic group known as the Athapaskan. The Navajo Indians are Southwestern Indians located the regions of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.
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? ? What is the name of the spiritual force that the Navajo’s believe in? What is viewed as the power of the Almighty?
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The Almighty The Almighty The Navajo Indians believe in the Almighty. The Almighty is a spiritual force that is the source of life. It is not pictured as a man in the sky It is formless and exist in the universe.
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Prayer Prayer The Sun Viewed as the power of the Almighty Is not worshiped Is prayed to because it is a symbol of the Almighty.
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Afterlife Afterlife Navajo Indians do not pay much attention to the afterlife. After death, the soul roams around into a different universe. The soul carries on with everyday activities like he or she used to do when they were alive. Same life—different universe.
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? ? When is a Kinaalda held in a Navajo girl’s life? Why is a girls attitude so important during the Kinaalda?
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Ceremony of Kinaalda Ceremony of Kinaalda Ceremony for a Navajo girl whose first menstrual cycle has begun. Dramatic four day and night ceremony is held in her
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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