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Navajo Culture

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Ceyshe Lee

on 21 July 2016

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Transcript of Navajo Culture

Navajo Nation
Where I'm From
Born in Gallup, New Mexico

My family lives in St. Micheal's

Window Rock, Arizona is our capital
Traditional Clothing
long sleeve velveteen shirts
long skirts
sash belts
Concho belts
Turquoise Jewelry
hair in a high bun
rug dress
Navajo Rugs
Traditional
Clothing
cotton or velvet shirts with no collars
long pants
moccasins
Women learned to weave from the Pueblo
hand weaved
every rug has a meaning
Navajo Myth states that there was a spider woman
She was a goddess
taught the Navajo how to weave
Sand Painting
Traditional Foods
Frybread

Navajo Tacos

Mutton (sheep) stew

Blue Mush

Steamed corn stew

Tortillas

Navajo Culture
Four corners of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico

Bigger than 10 states in America
http://www.navajopeople.org
Largest Native American tribe in the United States


In our language we call ourselves "Dine" which means "the people"
Location
Women
Men
Introduction
Homes
called hogans
made out of logs
sometimes covered in clay
door is always facing East
(to greet the sunrise and receive blessings from our gods
Each color symbolizes the 4 sacred Mountains
Blue/Turquoise= south/ dawn
Yellow= west/ twilight
Black= north/ night
White= east/ day
Red= sunshine and spiritual life
Used for healing (ritual image attracts the holy people)



Work Cited
http://www.ic-migration.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/icfiles/ic/kmartin/School/navajofood.htm
http://dine.sanjuan.k12.ut.us/heritage/people/dine/organization/government/seal_flag.htm
http://www.medicinemangallery.com/Collecting-Navajo-rugs-article-part1.lasso
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