The Navajo by James F. Downs PDF

By James F. Downs

ISBN-10: 088133037X

ISBN-13: 9780881330373

With a mix of description and conception, this vintage case examine by way of James F. Downs (1923–1999) specializes in the pastoral features of Nez Ch’ii society and tradition. The tribe nonetheless holds to a pastoral herding ecology that has characterised a number of the Navajo for a minimum of 250 years. Downs outlines the real topics of the tradition (including the significance of women, the inviolability of the person, the status of age, and the reciprocity principle), and discusses, intimately, the relationships among the Nez Ch’ii households and their sheep herds in addition to their courting to the dominant tradition surrounding them.

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