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Navajo Sacred Places - Klara B. Kelley

Paperback Published: 22nd November 1994
ISBN: 9780253208934
Number Of Pages: 272

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"Kelley and Francis clearly and comprehensivly address a timely topic, illuminating superbly the inexorable linkage between preserving American Indian cultures and protecting sites endowed with spiritual significance." -- Choice

"This is an exceptional ethnography of the Navajos' relationship to their land... "A -- The Reader's Review

"The authors succeed admirably in their goal to investigate Navajo oral traditions in relation to place." -- Raymond J. DeMallie

An engaging blend of anthropological study and firsthand account takes readers into the heart of the Navajo's struggle to protect their sacred places.

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"Kelley and Francis clearly and comprehensivly address a timely topic, illuminating superbly the inexorable linkage between preserving American Indian cultures and protecting sites endowed with spiritual significance." - Choice "This is an exceptional ethnography of the Navajos' relationship to their land ... "- The Reader's Review "The authors succeed admirably in their goal to investigate Navajo oral traditions in relation to place." - Raymond J. DeMallie

Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Places Important to Navajo People: A Survey of Thirteen Navajo Communities
Backgroundp. 15
The Project to Consult Navajo Communitiesp. 26
Interpretation of Resultsp. 41
Places Important to Navajo People: Other Studies
Other Studies: What They Did and How They Did Itp. 53
Stories and Types of Places in the Other Studiesp. 64
Preserving the Culture by Preserving the Land: The "Landscape" and "Piecemeal" Approachesp. 91
The Hidden Reservoirp. 105
Navajo Customary Landscapes and Development Landscapes
What Navajos Say about Cultural Preservationp. 135
Navajo Endangered Landscapesp. 149
Endangered Landscapes outside Navajo Jurisdictionp. 165
Hidden and Manifest Landscapes in Stories
Analytical Frameworkp. 187
Hidden and Manifest Landscapes in Two Storiesp. 193
A Story about "Where Whiteshell Woman Stopped for Lunch"p. 205
The Land, the People, and Culture Changep. 221
Appendixesp. 229
Notesp. 235
Referencesp. 239
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780253208934
ISBN-10: 0253208939
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 22nd November 1994
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.36

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