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Navajo Hopi

Navajo Hopi

March 25, 2015 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

Any examination of Navajo history will undoubtedly get around to the Navajo Hopi land disputes at some point. This is a fascinating piece of history. It provides a profoundly intriguing glimpse into two Native American groups, the issues that arose between…

Navajo Chief Blanket

Navajo Chief Blanket

March 11, 2015 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

The Navajo chief blanket is not only the most popular and valued type of Navajo weaving there it is. It is also a concept that is steeped in Native American…

Navajo Wedding Ceromony

Navajo Wedding Ceromony

March 4, 2015 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

Navajo wedding ceremony conveys the traditions of Navajo heritage to the next generation. Some elements of the ceremony are modified from the historical…

Navajo Masks

Navajo Masks

February 25, 2015 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

The Navajo mask is a representation of the people’s affinity for spiritualism and nature, which is one of the tribe's most important icons. Through these masks they are able to portray their feelings and emotions towards certain things. This is when they…

Navajo Diet

Navajo Diet

January 20, 2015 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

The vast lands of the Navajo Nation have always provided food for the people of the tribe, whether it was from foraging, hunting or farming the lands. The Navajo have farmed their lands for hundreds of years, growing maize, squash, beans and many fruits, including…

Navajo Fry Bread

Navajo Fry Bread

January 13, 2015 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

One of the traditional foods of the Navajo Nation is fry bread. While many tribes of the American Southwest have adopted the food, its origins are Navajo. However, the history of the origin of fry bread is one of tragedy instead of triumph, but fry bread is…

Navajo Witchcraft

Navajo Witchcraft

December 11, 2014 - 6:52 pm in Navajo Rituals

For the Navajo people, witchcraft is just another part of their spirituality and one of the “Ways” of their religion. The Navajo are have a close relationship with nature and believe that there are two different kinds of people, Earth people who are mortals…

Navajo Medicine Wheel

Navajo Medicine Wheel

November 19, 2014 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

Native American tribes heavily use symbolism in many aspects of their culture. One of the most recognizable symbols by those within and outside of tribal culture is the medicine wheel. A medicine wheel, which is also know as the “sacred hoop” can take…

Navajo Wedding Dress

Navajo Wedding Dress

September 2, 2014 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

Our lives are defined by a series of great moments, where everything seems to change. Birth, reaching adulthood, and even graduating from college represent moments that stand out and define our lives. It would be without saying that a wedding is just as important.…

Navajo Girl Names

Navajo Girl Names

August 27, 2014 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

We describe the world around us through names. We sit at our computer, we drink a liquid, we look outside and see the sun, and we think if places we will go next. Names allow us to communicate ideas and locations to one another, creating a more effective and…