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The Navajo Indians

Author: Dane Coolidge; Mary Roberts Coolidge
Publisher: Boston, New York : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1930.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coolidge, Dane, 1873-1940.
Navajo Indians.
Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1930
(OCoLC)644781963
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dane Coolidge; Mary Roberts Coolidge
OCLC Number: 1407104
Notes: Maps on lining-papers.
Two of the plates accompanied by guard sheets with descriptive letterpress.
Description: x, 316 pages : frontispiece, illustrations, plates, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Legend and history: The coming of the Dineh; The wild Dineh; The Navajo story of the treaties; the big walk to Hwalte --
Navajo life and custom: Family and property usages; Navajo girls and women; Marriage customs; From birth to old age; Navajo men and Navajo sheep; Indian traders and Indian incomes; Customs and character --
Navajo arts and crafts: Navajo houses; The first blankets; Blanket craft and color; Historic blankets; Silver-work [silverwork] and symbolism --
Mythology and ceremony: The creation of the Dineh; Navajo clans and their origin; The three kinds of medicine; Navajo medicine-men; The Devil-chasing Chant; The War Dance or Squaw Dance; The Night Chant; The Mountain Chant; Sand-paintings and kaytahns --
The Navajos and the government: The white man's ways; Waiting on Congress; The Indian Bureau and the System; Health, education, and progress --
Appendix: Information for travelers; Navajo vocabulary. Illustrations: Grinding Snakes sand-painting of the Male Shooting Arrow Ceremony --
Navajo types --
Canyon de Chelly, the old Navajo stronghold --
Navajo women dipping their sheep, Leupp, Arizona --
Navajo houses --
Modern Navajo rug showing spider-hole hidden in the weave but revealed by light shining through --
A fine modern blanket woven by Thecla Hogner --
A Navajo loom --
Large Germantown rug made in 1888 for J.L. Hubbell --
Old chief blanket with characteristic broad black and white stripes --
Hosteen Tla, the medicine-man who made the first ceremonial or sand-painting blanket, and the only man who knows the Hail Chant --
Tla's ceremonial blanket --
Navajo symbols --
Louis Watchman, the Navajo interpreter --
Julian Cantor, a devil-chaser --
Navajo dancers in their old costumes --
Navajo Talking God (with twelve plumes) and a yebaad, or Female Dancing God, in masks --
A dancing team practicing their ah-leel for the all-night show of the Mountain Chant --
The first Navajo sand-painting --
Mother Earth and Father Sky sand painting --
Long Mustache, the hatali, or medicine-man --
Long Mustache making a small sand painting for the cure of a woman having bad dreams --
A wild Navajo boy who has never been to school.
Responsibility: by Dane Coolidge and Mary Roberts Coolidge.

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