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Navajo Culture and History

As a complement to our Navajo language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Navajo tribe and their society. Please note that Navajos and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Navajo history is interesting and important, but the Navajo Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Navajo Websites

Navajo Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Navajo Indian language.
Navajo Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Navajo culture.
Navajo Legends:
    Collection of Navajo Indian legends and folktales.

Navajo Tribal and Community Websites

Navajo Nation:
    Homepage of the Navajo tribe.
Colorado River Indian Tribes:
    Homepage of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, which Navajo people share with the Chemehuevi, Mojave and Hopi.
Navajo Flag * Navajo Nation Flag and Seal * Flag of the Colorado River Indian Tribes:
    Navajo flags.

Navajo Lifestyle and Tradition

The Navajo Tribe:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Navajo Indians.
Navajo Indians:
    Navajo history and culture.
Navajo Legends:
    Collection of Navajo Indian legends and folktales.
Navajo Authors * Dine Authors:
    Navajo writers, their lives and work.
The Navajo Code Talkers v Navajo Code Talkers v Navajo Code Talker Memorial v Code Talkers:
    Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers:
    Sites about the Navajo Code Talkers of World War I and II.
Navajo Religion:
    Online texts on Navajo ceremonies, myths, and religious traditions..
Dancing Gods:
    Complete text of a book about Navajo, Apache and Pueblo dances and rituals.
Navajo Indian Clothes * Indian Clothing * Native American Hairstyle:
    Pictures of traditional Navajo Indian clothing and hair.
Navajo Mutton Stew Recipe * Navajo Fry Bread * Navajo-Style Rice * Spicy Pinto Bean Soup * Navajo Dumplings:
    Grilled Prairie Dogs * Navajo Mutton Stew * Kneel Down Bread * Sheepherder's Delight * Dibeh bi"tse Tsin (Sheep Head):
    Traditional Navajo recipes.
Navajo Nation License Plate * Navajo Code Talker License Plate:
    Navajo license plate.
Navajo Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Navajo Indian descendants.
Four Directions: Navajo:
    Timeline and links about Navajo history.

Navajo Literature and Arts

Navajo Literature:
    Online anthology of stories, poetry, and legends by Navajo authors.
Sweethearts of Navajoland:
    Dineh songs performed by a Navajo women's choir.

Books for sale on the Navajo Indians
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Dine: A History of the Navajo:
    Interesting book of Navajo tribal history.
Songs From The Loom v Kinaalda v Sunpainters: Eclipse of the Navajo Sun v The Stone Cutter and the Navajo Maiden:
    Four excellent picture books for children about contemporary and traditional Navajo life.
Day and Night v Frog Brings Rain:
    Bilingual children's books illustrating traditional Navajo legends.
Navajo Legends:
    Large collection of Navajo folklore.
How The Stars Fell Into The Sky * Ziiniyah * The Magic of Spider Woman:
    Picture books based on Navajo Indian legends.
Enduring Traditions: Art of the Navajo:
    Illustrated introduction to Navajo art forms including weaving, jewelry, and sandpainting.
Native American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Navajos and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Navajo People * Navajo: * Navajo Tribe:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Navajo tribe.
   Pueblo Navajo * Los Navajos:
   Information about the Navajo tribe in Spanish.
   Navajos * Navajo Tribe:
   Navajo links.

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