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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…

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…

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…

Navajo Shaman

Navajo Shaman

August 12, 2014 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

The prehistoric Navajos were the one of the last groups to arrive in the Southwest. They lived in the area of the Southwest called Four Corners, a place where four states of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah meet. These people were nomads, hunters and…

Navajo Death Rituals

Navajo Death Rituals

July 16, 2014 - 2:00 pm in Navajo Rituals

The Navajo people have a troubled and long history. Though they suffered from the past, they maintained their ancient customs and traditions. They also geared toward family life and events that surround their lifestyle. One of the most observed traditions…

Navajo Headdress

Navajo Headdress

June 23, 2014 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

There are various important and colorful picturesque items that are commonly worn by the Navajo people. One of these is the Navajo headdress. The designs of this headdress are considered to be fantastic and unique from all other headdress that is often used…

Navajo Night Chants

Navajo Night Chant

June 18, 2014 - 10:00 am in Navajo Rituals

Known as the Mountain Chant, the Navajo night chant is being given only during the winter season or hibernation. Apart from it, this is also being given as the wings started and the thunder storms ended. History Of The Night Chant For the Navajos, they believed…

Navajo Spindle

Navajo Spindle

June 17, 2014 - 6:27 pm in Navajo Rituals

Navajo spindle is truly an example of the supported spindle. This is being used by Pueblo Indian and Navajo nations. This spinner is sitting on a chair or floor while the underneath area of the shaft is resting in the ground. The thigh, its topmost part and…