The Navajo People


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The Navajo People

  1. 1. By: Rebecca Nixon Comp in Ed: Section 16 Quit
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Homes </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Sand Painting </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Life today </li></ul><ul><li>About the Author </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Map </li></ul>Quit
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Navajo people are the second largest Native American tribe in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>There are about 290,000 Navajos. </li></ul><ul><li>In their language, they call themselves “Diné,” which means “the people.” </li></ul><ul><li>The flag of the Navajo Nation. </li></ul>Quit
  4. 4. <ul><li>The traditional Navajo home is called a Hogan. </li></ul><ul><li>It is round or cone shaped. </li></ul><ul><li>A Hogan is made out of logs covered in clay or dirt to protect the people from bad weather. </li></ul><ul><li>The door is always facing east to greet the sunrise and receive blessings from their gods. </li></ul>Quit
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Navajo people grew or hunted most of their food. </li></ul><ul><li>They hunted buffalo and deer. </li></ul><ul><li>Corn was a very important food to them and they ate it fresh, ground, and dried. </li></ul><ul><li>They also grew squash, beans </li></ul><ul><li>and melons. </li></ul>Quit
  6. 6. <ul><li>In a Navajo tribe men went hunting and fishing and the also made jewelry. They would also led the tribe as chiefs. </li></ul><ul><li>Women took care of the children, grew the crops, and cooked. They also wove rugs. </li></ul><ul><li>Children liked to hunt, fish, ride </li></ul><ul><li>horses and run races. </li></ul>Quit
  7. 7. <ul><li>Many items of clothing were made from hand woven wool blankets. These could be skirts, dresses and shawls. </li></ul><ul><li>Both men and women wore silver jewelry. </li></ul><ul><li>They also wore leather moccasins on their feet. </li></ul>Quit
  8. 8. <ul><li>The doctors in traditional Navajo villages were called medicine men or women. </li></ul><ul><li>The used many natural healers such as herbs and plants to cure illnesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Their religion also played a part in healing ceremonies. </li></ul><ul><li>The Navajo tea plant is still used today in herbal medicine. </li></ul>Quit
  9. 9. <ul><li>In the Navajo culture, sand painting is used in many different ceremonies. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to see a video describing Sand Painting. </li></ul>Quit
  10. 10. <ul><li>The Navajo language is the most widely spoken Native American language with over 100,000 speakers. </li></ul><ul><li>The Army used it has a code language during World War 2 because it is very difficult to decipher. </li></ul><ul><li>The Native Americans who translated their language during this war are called Code Talkers. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to hear the Navajo language! </li></ul>Quit
  11. 11. <ul><li>Today the Navajo reservation is 17.5 million acre on the borders of Utah, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. </li></ul><ul><li>Some Navajo Indians live there but many live outside the reservation. </li></ul><ul><li>While some Navajo Indian speak the Navajo language, almost all of them speak English. </li></ul><ul><li>Navajo Indians today </li></ul>Quit
  12. 12. <ul><li>My name is Rebecca Nixon and I am a sophomore at Grand Valley State University majoring in English for Elementary Education. I love learning about other cultures and had the opportunity to work in at a Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. That experience served to increase my interest in the dynamic Navajo culture. Someday, I hope to teach overseas to learn more about other cultures. </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to contact me at </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Quit
  13. 13. <ul><li>Information from the following websites: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Photos from the following websites (in order of appearance): </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Videos from </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Quit
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