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Native America:  Navajos Worlds of Music Chapter 2
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Navajos n largest Native American group n reservation in NE New Mexico and part of Arizona,  Utah: 25,000 sq. miles n like other Native Americans, Navajo  lifestyles vary  tremendously n degree of relationship with the reservation n urban or rural n income from oil, gas, coal, uranium and lumber; also  farming, livestock, tourism, weaving and silversmithing
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early 20th c. Navajo  hogan
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Nightway Ceremony n takes place over nine nights n purpose: healing of sick person (the “one-sung-over”) n dance, songs, costumes, masks  n Yebichai  songs (on last night) n hundreds of other songs with elaborate texts and poetry n sand painting n purification; prayer offerings n retelling of Nightway myth  n Yebichai  (ancestor deities) come to dance in ceremony
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listening to Yebichai n two high falsetto whoops at beginning n short intro on tonic note (
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