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The Navajo

  1. 1. Navajo IndiansBy: Tajahnay, Red, Alec, and Sierra
  2. 2. Where are the Navajos Located?• The Navojos are located in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.
  3. 3. What do they eat?• The Navajo Indians eat corn, beans, squash, pine nuts, cactus fruit, wild potatoes, greens, seeds, game meat, and livestock.
  4. 4. Clothing• In the Navajo Tribe the men wear breechclothes. The women would wear woven skirts made out of yucca fiber. In the Navajo Tribe it is not necessary to wear shirts, but men and woman normally wear ponchos or cloaks made out of deerskin. In the winter they wear woven fur dresses for women and wool ponchos for men.
  5. 5. What kind of house do the Navajo Indians have?• The Navajo Native Americans live in log like cabins called Hogans. They are made from vertical poles, walls covered with earth, and a roof with a smoke hole opening.
  6. 6. What religion do the Navajo Indians practice?• The traditional Navajo way contains no concept for religion as a sphere of activity separate from daily life. Navajo religion has been described as life itself, the land, and well-being. All living things - people, plants, animals, mountains, and the Earth itself - are relatives. Each being is infused with its own spirit, or inner form, which gives it life and purpose within an orderly and interconnected universe.
  7. 7. What is one of the Navajo’s tradition?• One of the Navajo’s traditions is when a child is born in the tribe when they cut the umbilical cord, they burry it near the new Childs Hogan. They do this because it is a spiritual transfer from natural mother to spiritual mother.
  8. 8. What kind of celebrations orceremonys do the Navajo’s celebrate?• The Navajo celebrate a celebration called the Night Chant. This celebration is a celebration of life, harmony, and healing.
  9. 9. What kind of arts and crafts did the Navajo Indians make?• The Navajo women make handmade jewelry such as bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. They also make mens buckles, bolos, head pieces, and pins. They also make cotton blankets, and weave baskets and other items.
  10. 10. 5 Interesting facts about the Navajos#1 The Navajo people are also known as the Dineh people or The People.#2 The Navajo people migrated from the north in about A.D. 1025.#3 The Navajo people believe in a supernatural force known as The Creator.#4 The Navajo are the largest Indian tribe in the U.S.#5 For the Navajos, all people are intimately related.
  11. 11. References•• 7gGnA4VM:&imgrefurl= 50060/tagid/15&docid=6x4Gzk4ooIwCdM&imgurl= es/1/ecb09f12f2b2646f7f81a05f891369b2/misc/navajo_indians.jpg&w=1024&h=768&ei=MVWzTrbzDsa W2QWq3dWiDg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=245&sig=111267361357571065149&page=1&tbnh=127&tbnw=1 69&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0&tx=114&ty=56•••••• corners-region/• Chant.jpg&title=Navajo+Night+Chant••
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