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Matthews, Washington 1843-1905

Overview
Works: 130 works in 390 publications in 2 languages and 8,652 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Music  Dictionaries  Legends  Pictorial works  Catalogs and collections  Biography  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Translator, Contributor, Publishing director, Editor
Classifications: E99.N3, 970.3
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Navaho legends by Washington Matthews( Book )

49 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navaho Legends is one of the earliest collections of Navajo oral traditions in English, and still the best. Originally published in 1897, this sensitive translation by Washington Matthews (1843-1905) contains an extensive version of the Origin Legend plus two other tales. These richly detailed legends remain among the most complete sources of Navajo cultural, ritual, and ceremonial information. This edition is fully faithful to the original, containing Matthews's introduction, extensive notes, interlinear prayer translations, and musical notations, plus a note on modern orthography by Robert W. Young. Washington Matthews, army major and surgeon, was based in the Southwest. He was one of the earliest recorders of Navajo culture
Ethnography and philology of the Hidatsa Indians by Washington Matthews( Book )

32 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is based on Dr. Washington Matthews studies of the Hidatsa Indians while stated at a military post and serving as a medical officer of the Army. This work presents what Matthews learned by observing manners, customs, and other characteristics, as well as making a close and careful study of their language. The original intent was to publish this treatise as a portion of a general work on Indian ethnography, but a delay in publishing the larger work made it desirable to prepare this material as a separate publication
The mountain chant : a Navajo ceremony by Washington Matthews( Book )

24 editions published between 1887 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mountain Chant is a nine-day Navajo healing ceremony, one of several major rites undertaken only in winter. Aside from curing disease, it brings rain and invokes the unseen powers for general benefit. Though perhaps practiced less often now than better-known ceremonies such as the Night Chant, it is by no means forgotten. Fully faithful to the original published by Washington Matthews over a century ago, this edition contains the story of the wandering hero upon whose exploits the Mountain Chant is based, a description of each of the nine ceremonial days, and original song texts and translations
Navajo weavers by Washington Matthews( Book )

15 editions published between 1884 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night chant, a Navaho ceremony by Washington Matthews( Book )

22 editions published between 1902 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navaho myths, prayers and songs by Washington Matthews( Book )

14 editions published between 1907 and 2013 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected here are stories, prayers, and songs of the Navaho people including A Tale of Kininaékai, A Prayer of the Second Day of the Night Chant, A Prayer of the Fourth Day of the Night Chant, The Story of Bekotsidi, and Protection Song (to be sung on going into battle)
Navajo silversmiths by Washington Matthews( )

3 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catlin collection of Indian paintings by Washington Matthews( Book )

24 editions published between 1890 and 1973 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navaho tales by William Whitman( Book )

3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammar and dictionary of the language of the Hidatsa by Washington Matthews( Book )

8 editions published between 1873 and 1984 in English and Multiple languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prayer of the Navajo shaman by Washington Matthews( Book )

8 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A part of the Navajo's mythology by Washington Matthews( Book )

8 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human bones of the Hemenway Collection in the United States Army Medical Museum at Washington by Washington Matthews( Book )

2 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navajo silversmiths by Washington Matthews( Book )

7 editions published between 1883 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a new craniophore for use in making composite photographs of skulls by John S Billings( Book )

1 edition published in 1886 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gentile system of the Navajo Indians by Washington Matthews( Book )

8 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navajo gambling songs by Washington Matthews( Book )

7 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catlin collection of Indian paintings by Washington Matthews( )

1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington Matthews : an intellectual biography by Robert Marshall Poor( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Navaho legends
Alternative Names
Matthews, W. 1843-1905

Matthews, W. (Washington), 1843-1905

Washington Matthews

Washington Matthews Amerikaans antropoloog (1843-1905)

Washington Matthews Ethnographer

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