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Navajo (Diné) History, Life & Values

(see also Native American History, Life & Values, Native American Ethnocide, & Native American Movements)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Black Mesa Indigenous Support.
Black Mesa Trust.
Black Mesa Water Coalition.
Dineh Homepage.
Save the Peaks Coalition.
Stop Peabody!.

In the Library: Articles

Hickerson, Daniel A. "Historical processes, epidemic disease, & the formation of the Hasinai Confederacy," Ethnohistory 44,1 (win 97):31-52.

Lacerenza, Deborah. "An historical overview of the Navajo relocation," Cultural Survival Quarterly 12,3 (1988):3-6.

León-Portilla, Miguel. "Más allá de la actual frontera mexicana: experiencia cultural de los navajos," in his Culturas en peligro (México, 1976), pp. 187-210.

Lyon, William H. "The Navajos in the Anglo-American historical imagination, 1807-1870," Ethnohistory 43,3 (sum 96):583-510.

__________. "The Navajos in the American historical imagination, 1868-1900," Ethnohistory 45,2 (spr 98):237-76.

MacDonald, Peter. "Navajo natural resources," in Vecsey & Venables (eds.) American Indian Environments (Syracuse, 1980), pp. 162-70.

Rapoport, R.N. "Changing Navajo religious values," Papers of the Peabody Museum 41 (1954).

Salmon, Roberto M. "The disease complaint at Bosque Redondo," Indian Historian 9,3 (1976):2-7.

Schwarz, Maureen Trudelle. "Holy visit 1996: prophecy, revitalization & resistance in the contemporary Navajo world," Ethnohistory 45,4 (fall 98):747-94.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Anon. Black Mesa: Cultures in Collision (San Francisco: Clear Creek, 1972).

Bailey, Lynn R. Bosque Redondo: An American Concentration Camp (Pasadena CA: Socio-Technical, 1970).

Begay, Keats & Others. The Navajos & World War II (Tsaile AZ: Navajo Community College, 1977).

Chamberlain, Kathleen P. Under Sacred Ground: A History of Navajo Oil, 1922-1982 (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 2000).

Collier, John. On the Gleaming Way: Navajos, Eastern Pueblos, Zuñis, Hopis, Apaches & their Land, & their Meaning to the World (Denver, 1962).

Correll, J. Lee. Through White Men's Eyes: A Contribution to Navajo History. A Chronological Record of the Navajo People from Earliest Times to the Treaty of June 1, 1868 (Tucson, 1986).

Davies, Wade. Healing Ways: Navajo Health Care in the 20th C. (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 2001).

Eck, Norman K. Contemporary Navajo Affairs (Rough Rock AZ: Navajo Curriculum Center, 1982).

Felix, Antonia (ed.) Windtalkers: The Making of the Film About the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II (NY: Newmarket, 2002).

Feltes-Strigler, Marie-Claude. La nation navajo: tradition et developpement (Paris: Harmattan, 2000).

Forbes, Jack D. Apache, Navajo & Spaniard (Norman: U. of Oklahoma, 1960). Early interactions, 16th & 17th c.

Gordon, Suzanne. Black Mesa: The Angel of Death (NY: John Day, 1973).

Halsell, Grace. Bessie Yellowhair (NY: Wagner, 1974).

Hodge, William H. The Albuquerque Navajos (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 1969).

Iverson, Peter. The Navajos (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1976).

__________. The Navajo Nation (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 1983).

__________. Barry Goldwater: Native Arizonan (Norman: U. of Oklahoma, 1997).

Kelly, Lawrence C. The Navajo Indians & Federal Indian Policy, 1900-1935 (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 1968).

Levy, Jerrold E. & Stephen J. Kunitz. Indian Drinking: Navajo Practices & Anglo-American Theories (Chichester, 1974).

MacDonald, Peter with Ted Schwartz. The Last Warrior: Peter MacDonald & the Navajo Nation (NY: Orion, 1993).

McNitt, Frank. Navajo Wars: Military Campaigns, Slave Raids & Reprisals (Albuquerque, 1972).

McPherson, Robert S. The Northern Navajo Frontier, 1860-1900: Expansion through Adversity (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 1988).

__________. Navajo Land, Navajo Culture: The Utah Experience in the 20th C. (Norman: U. of Oklahoma, 2001).

Niethammer, Carolyn J. I'll Go & Do More: Annie Dodge Wauneka, Navajo Leader & Activist (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 2001).

Pollock, Floyd Allen. A Navajo Confrontation & Crisis (Tsaile AZ: Navajo Community College, 1984).

Powers, Willow Roberts. Navajo Trading: The End of an Era (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 2001).

Spicer, Edward H. Cycles of Conquest: The Impact of Spain, Mexico & the US on the Indians of the Southwest, 1533-1960 (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 1962).

Wilkins, David E. The Navajo Political Experience (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).

Williams, Terry Tempest. Pieces of White Shell: A Journey to Navajoland (NY: Scribner, 1984).

In the Library: Fiction

Baker, Laura. Stargazer (NY: St. Martin's, 1998).

Hillerman, Tony. The Blessing Way (NY: Avon, 1970).

__________. Listening Woman [1978] (NY: Harper & Row, 1990).

__________. The Jim Chee Mysteries (People of Darkness [1980], The Dark Wind [1982] & The Ghostway [1984]) (NY: HarperCollins, 1990). Detective stories set on Navajo reservation.

__________. Skinwalkers (NY: Harper & Row, 1986).

__________. A Thief of Time (NY: Harper & Row, 1988).

__________. Talking God (NY: Harper & Row, 1989).

__________. Coyote Waits (NY: Harper & Row, 1990).

__________. The Fallen Man (NY: Harper, 1997).

__________. The First Eagle (NY: HarperCollins, 1998).

__________. Hunting Badger (NY: HarperCollins, 1999).

__________. The Wailing Wind (NY: HarperCollins, 2002).

__________. The Sinister Pig (NY: HarperCollins, 2003).

LaFarge, Oliver. Laughing Boy [1929] (NY: New American Library, 1971).

__________. All the Young Men (NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1935).

__________. The Enemy Gods (NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1937).

Maddison, Lauren. Deceptions (LA: Allison, 1999).

Mayer, Robert. Sweet Salt: A Novel (Santa Fe NM: Mariposa, 1984).

McAllister, Lee. Squaw Dance (Reno NV: TJE, 1991).

Rottmann, Larry. American Eagle: The Story of a Navajo Vietnam Veteran (Madrid NM: Packrat, 1977).

Thurlo, David & Aimeé Thurlo. Second Sunrise: a Lee Nez Novel (NY: Forge, 2002).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Carlson, Vada F. Black Mountain Boy: A Story of the Boyhood of John Honie (Phoenix: Navajo Curriculum Center, 1974).

Coatsworth, Elizabeth Jane. The Cave (NY: Viking, 1958).

O'Dell, Scott. Sing Down the Moon (NY: Bantam, 1992).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"A Matter of Promises" [1990], dir. ?, 58m. From PBS Video.

"Atomic Stampede" [1993], dir. Ken Verdoia, 60m. Uranium rush of 40s-60s on Colorado Plateau, & its devastating consequences for Navajo & other miners' health.

"Broken Rainbow" [1985], dir. Maria Florio & Victoria Mudd, 70m. Key moments in decades-long Diné struggle against relocation to make way for coal & uranium mining at Black Mesa.

"The Code Talkers: A Secret Code of Honor" [2003], dir. Richard Mortillaro, 23m.

"Dineh: The People (A Portrait of the Navajo)" [1977?], dir. Johnathan R. Reinis.

"Dineh Nation: The Navajo Story: A Documentary" [1991], by Russell Richards, 26m. From Filmakers Library.

"+G" [200?], dir. Shonie de la Rosa & Larry Lowe, 59m. Methamphetimine addiction among Navajo.

"Navajo Women Warriors" [200?], dir. Alice Carron, 30m.

"The Return of Navajo Boy" [200?], dir. Jeff Spitz,

"Windtalkers" [2000], dir. John Woo, 153m. In video stores.

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