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Navajo Dress

Navajo Dress

July 4, 2018 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

Within the Navajo culture, the traditional clothing and dress habits for women would often include a cotton skirt. If the materials were available, the dress may be constructed of a pleated velvet instead. Women would then match a blouse with the skirt, often…

Navajo Politics

Navajo Politics

April 4, 2018 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

In Navajo politics, the traditional tribal society had no official ranking system from a socioeconomic standpoint. Obligations to the people were determined…

Navajo Marriage

Navajo Marriage

January 10, 2018 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

In the Navajo culture, marriage is very sacred. While the family traditions have shifted with the assimilation and modernization of their tribes and American…

Navajo Hunting

Navajo Hunting

March 1, 2017 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

The Navajos were a tribe of Native Americans that were described as hunter-farmers who also cared for livestock in their settlements for clothing and food. They were very apt at making the most of their resources, and were very aggressive and successful with…

navajo-healers

Navajo Healers

October 19, 2016 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

During the time of the Navajos, illness was seen as less of a problem with bodily organs and more of issues concerned with improper practices that cause the spirit to be afflicted with disease, which manifested through the body. There were several acknowledged…

Navajo Jacket

Navajo Jacket

March 16, 2016 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

When it comes to the idea of the Navajo jacket, there is something you are definitely going to want to keep in mind: There are real examples of real Navajo jackets to be found out in the world. However, there are jackets that are inspired by Navajo art and…

Navajo Dances

Navajo Dances

July 1, 2015 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

Art can be expressed in more ways then just a paintbrush and a canvas. Whether you love to express yourself through the spoken word or through the movement of your body, art can stand for more then just one thing. A reflection of your society, your role in…

Navajo Wedding Basket

Navajo Wedding Basket

June 17, 2015 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

The Navajo wedding basket is meant to reflect the various values of the traditions of life and is meant to contain the six sacred mountains within the design on the wedding basket. In the middle of the basket is a center that is meant to display the beginning…

Navajo Celebrations

Navajo Celebrations

June 10, 2015 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

There are 5 major celebrations or ceremonies made up of the Navajo. The 2 of them that are most used are the Blessingway celebration that is made to awaken the natural order of living the loving way. The way of life is making the right decisions which are…

Navajo Prayer

Navajo Prayer

May 6, 2015 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

The Navajo have for many years woke up in the morning and participated in Morning Prayer. The sun will break over the horizon and they rise from the beds to participate in a very special prayer in a special place in the home. Even though each prayer is offered…