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Navajo Chants

Navajo Chants

August 1, 2018 - 10:00 am in Navajo History

The Navajo people have a complex system of ceremonial activities and gatherings which they follow. Some are classified as “rites,” while others are labeled as a “chant.” To distinguish rites from chants, a rattle is used as an instrument during the…

Navajo Names

Navajo Names

June 6, 2018 - 10:00 am in Navajo History

In the Navajo tradition, names have great power. Navajo names are so precious, in fact, that they are usually reserved for use during ceremonies. Over…

Navajo Flag

Navajo Flag

May 2, 2018 - 10:00 am in Navajo History

The official flag of the Navajo nation was established in 1968. The design is that of a large rainbow which encompasses the entire flag in a 180-degree…

Navajo Tea

Navajo Tea

March 7, 2018 - 10:00 am in Navajo History

Navajo tea goes by many different names, but it is made from the same basic herb. Called “Greenthread,” the plant has thin leaves that literally look like a green piece of thread. It grows over the Western and Midwestern United States, with some versions…

Navajo Economy

Navajo Economy

February 7, 2018 - 10:00 am in Navajo History

The Navajo economy has undergone several distinct phases of transformation. From the sixteenth through late eighteenth century, when the Navajo tribes supposedly arrived at the southwestern region of the United States and populated the present day states of…

Navajo Word For Love

Navajo Word For Love

December 6, 2017 - 10:00 am in Navajo History

There are six thousand nine hundred and nine languages in the world. This excludes all extinct languages or dialects that are no longer spoken. Before we get to the Navajo word for love, it is necessary to note that every language evolves over time. The languages…

Navajo-Leaders

Navajo Leaders

October 4, 2017 - 10:00 am in Navajo History

The Navajo or Navaho are a Native American tribe, the second largest of its kind as federally recognized in the US, the first being the Cherokee. The Navajo people are mostly concentrated in the southwestern states of the United States. Around 300,460 people…

Navajo-Traditions

Navajo Traditions

September 6, 2017 - 10:00 am in Navajo History

The Navajo tribe is a very culturally rich group that has developed close to a hundred different ceremonies, rituals, songs, and other practices that they use as part of Navajo tradition. These are believed to help appease the supernatural beings they believed…

Navajo Pottery

Navajo Pottery

June 7, 2017 - 10:00 am in Navajo History

Navajo pottery, especially those that are older, can be very delicate and fragile. This is because the materials they’re made of aren’t designed to withstand the onslaught of wear, tear, and aging, making them significantly prone to damage later on. Specific…

Navajo Thunderbird

Navajo Thunderbird

May 3, 2017 - 10:00 am in Navajo History

Many indigenous peoples and tribes have beliefs and practices that form the core of their culture and lifestyle. For the Navajo tribe, the image of the Thunderbird, a powerful and mighty supernatural creature with immeasurable strength is among the most worshipped…