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Navajo Land, Navajo Culture : The Utah Experience in the Twentieth Century, Paperback / softback Book

Navajo Land, Navajo Culture : The Utah Experience in the Twentieth Century Paperback / softback


In Navajo Land, Navajo Culture, Robert S. McPherson presents an intimate history of the Dine, or Navajo people, of southeastern Utah.

Moving beyond standard history by incorporating Native voices, the author shows how the Dine's culture and economy have both persisted and changed during the twentieth century.As the dominant white culture increasingly affected their worldview, these Navajos adjusted to change, took what they perceived as beneficial, and shaped or filtered outside influences to preserve traditional values.

With guidance from Navajo elders, McPherson describes varied experiences ranging from traditional deer hunting to livestock reduction, from bartering at a trading post to acting in John Ford movies, and from the coming of the automobile to the burgeoning of the tourist industry. Clearly written and richly detailed, this book offers new perspectives on a people who have adapted to new conditions while shaping their own destiny.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 11 black & white illustrations, 1 map
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780806134109


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