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Navajo people and Why their Culture was Pivotal to Changing the Fate of the Allies

- CHAY-DA-GAHI is Navajo for tortoise and U.S. codeword for tank. DA-HE-TIH-HI meaning humming bird was codeword for fighter plane. NE-HE-MAH meaning our mother was codeword for America. These are the code words uttered by the Navajo people during World War 2. The code was unbreakable and was derived from an ancient language that forever changed modern warfare. Ultimately, the code and the small band of warriors that uttered it left the axis powers scratching their heads in frustration. When we think of America, we often attribute the American people as those that came over on a boat....   [tags: navajo people, dine, world war]

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The Navajo Code Talkers

- The Navajo Code Talkers During the Pacific portion of World War II, increasingly frequent instances of broken codes plagued the United States Marine Corps. Because the Japanese had become adept code breakers, at one point a code based on a mathematical algorithm could not be considered secure for more than 24 hours. Desperate for an answer to the apparent problem, the Marines decided to implement a non-mathematical code; they turned to Philip Johnston's concept of using a coded Navajo language for transmissions....   [tags: History Navajo Indians Language Essays]

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Navajo Life

- The Navajo tribe is the largest Native American group in Arizona. They first descended from the Apaches, who came from the Pueblos, also known as the Anasazi. The Navajo are known for weaving blankets, raising sheep, and generally being a peaceful tribe. Typically, the Navajo tribe was deeply religious, worshiping their common possessions, such as livestock and homes. The Navajo women were primary leaders in society. The typical Navajo's life was a wealth of culture. The Hogan is the traditional dwelling of the Navajo tribe....   [tags: Navajo Tribe Native American]

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The Navajo or Diné

- The Diné, or Navajo, exhibit in the Arizona Museum is organized in an appropriate manner. The exhibit starts with the introduction to the Diné people, discussing the Athapaskan Migration. It then displays a beautiful sand painting done by a Diné man which represents the Diné Bikeyah or homeland. The Diné are introduced as a pastoral people who adopted customs from other native peoples as they migrated south to present day Arizona. The next topic discussed in the exhibit is the Long Walk, or the forceful movement of Diné people to Fort Sumner in 1863 and the return to Diné Bikeyah in 1868....   [tags: pastoral people, Native-Americans]

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The Navajo Reservation

- There are plenty of people and places that are important to me, but there is a specific area that holds a special place in my heart. For the past three summers, I have spent a week in Shiprock, New Mexico. Why is this town important. Shiprock is on the Navajo Reservation. My church takes a small group of people out there to put on a Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Shiprock Church of Christ for the children in the community. I love seeing the children and getting to know them. The town of Shiprock is a town full of wonderful people....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The History of the Navajo Indians

- The Navajo Indians used to live in northwestern Canada and Alaska. 1,000 years ago the Navajo Indians traveled south, because there was more qualities they had seeked there. When the Navajo Indians traveled south there was a lot of oil in the 1940’s. Today the Navajo Indians are located in the Four Corners. The marriage practices for the Navajo Indians are very unique. The bride must be bought with horses, sheep, or other valuable items. What many Navajo Indians used to use in the 40’s were love potions....   [tags: Native Americans, informative]

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Cultural Aspects of the Navajo Indians

- Culture gives definition to a group of people’s way of life. Culture defines people; It is who the people are. The Navajo Indians are a group located in the southwestern part of the United States with a distinct culture. They originated there sometime between the year “1200 and 1500” (Craats 4). Unlike the beginning of their residence in the United States, different aspects of the culture have changed, but the Navajo people still remain a culturally rich group of people. To this day, their political organization, economy, social organization, and religious beliefs are the four major elements that make them who they are as a whole....   [tags: Native American, Culture, Indian tribe]

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The Navajo Codetalkers: The Beginnings

- During the Second World War, a certain group of Native Americans joined the war and possibly changed the course of history. Over 420 Navajo fought in WWII and communicated with their unique language. Their rights were taken away from them by the country they were responsible for protecting. Despite being prosecuted and treated harshly, the situations their country was facing such as the stronger Japanese offensives early on in the war, Americans needed to use all of its resources, and the Navajo pride in warriors and warfare ultimately led to the involvement of the Navajo in the Second World War....   [tags: World War II, Racial Prosecution]

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Uranium Exposure on the Navajo Nation

- Introduction The Navajo Nations geology makes it one of the riches deposit sites for uranium and other nonrenewable resources. Uranium is a naturally occurring element in trace amounts in the earth’s crust and has been used for many different purposes. In the last century the uranium ore was used extensively by the federal government for atomic energy defenses. Uranium mine operators removed nearly four million tons of ore from 1944 to 1986 resulting in 520 abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation (Maldonado 2005)....   [tags: element, hazard, mining, carcinogen, safety]

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History of the Navajo Tribe

- INTRODUCTION According to the history of the Navajo Tribe, the Holy People lived in the underworld and helped by guiding the First Man and First Woman to earth (McCoy 1988). The Holy People are said to be attracted to songs, dances, and chants during the ceremony along with the creation of Sandpainting. The Sandpainting is used in the healing process of the ceremony to draw a picture that tells a story of the Holy People. The Navajo culture have amazed so many people to how beautifully constructed the rituals are performed....   [tags: Anthropology, Culture, Native Americans]

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Rural Areas Of The Navajo Reservation

- More than three fourth of Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools are located in rural areas of the Navajo reservation. There is great concern of attracting qualified teacher into these rural areas. The BIE Navajo area schools (Appendix A) has never seen it easy to compete in the job market, but the problem has become more severe with the escalating teacher shortage. The beginning of each school year this vacancy listing doubles in rural areas schools. Unquestionably, Navajo rural schools face many obstacles in their attempts to attract teachers....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Confidence]

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The Navajo Code Talkers

- After accepting Philip Johnston’s offer, Marine recruiters visited Navajo schools in Fort WIngate, Arizona and Shiprock, New Mexico to find the most educated Navajos to create an unbreakable and successful code. The Marines agreed to only take 30 Navajos, because they didn’t want to lose much money in case of a disaster. After a long search and the men were selected, the chosen Navajos were taken to a San Diego training camp in California (Aaseng 22). While living in the camps, Navajo men had to adapt to many different things such as new foods, living quarters, mechanical equipment, and competition which was never part of Navajo culture....   [tags: WWII, encryption]

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The Navajo Code Talkers

- Navajo Code Talkers NE-HE-MAH - Our mother country. Navajo Nation is a piece of land within parts of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. The entire nation covers 27, 000 square miles. In early days and early writings when the pilgrims arrived on this continent Native Americans did not for this land so the pilgrims said so they have no rights to this land. Pioneers told of the uncivilized Native Americans who, due to the fact they were uncivilized could not own this land. Prospectors who pushed west were telling others of the Native Americans who could not speak English so they truly could not own this land....   [tags: language, war, messages]

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The Code Of The Navajo Code

- Sitting in class wanting to tell my friend about the ideas I had for after school meant passing a note to him. But what if I got caught. How would I get the message to him without anyone else knowing about the plans. It meant a secret code needed to be devised. My friends and I pondered what code we could come up with. It had to be simple enough that we wouldn’t forget it, but hard enough that no one could break the code. I believe this was the start of my love for programming. Watching and hearing stories of codes being used such as the Navajo code talkers, and the Germans inventing Enigma left me wanting to know about the subject....   [tags: Cryptography, Encryption, Cipher]

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Navajo Tribe Issues

- Residing in the Southwest United States, the Navajo Indian tribe is one of the largest tribes in America today. In their own language, they refer to themselves as Diné which means “the people”. They are an old tribe with descendants tracing their roots back to the thirteenth century. The first contact that the Navajos had with white settlers was during the Mexican American War in 1846. The United States conducted peaceful relations with the Navajo for over fifteen years. Forts were built to help protect the Navajo from Spanish/Mexican raids on the Navajo’s cattle....   [tags: American History Native American]

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Navajo Water Rights

- The controversy over water rights has been a long battle that the Navajo Nation has endured for decades. This controversy which is complicated by numerous issues has only been increasing in recent years. For example the Navajo Hopi Little Colorado Water Settlement that has been in litigation for 33 years. Of particular note Navajo people and their elected officials are struggling to balance expectations with reality including legally mandated coordination with state and federal governments. As a result there has been notable conflict in resources associated with water management....   [tags: Native Americans, Tribes ]

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Navajo Code Talkers

- Gunshots whistle overhead. Their screams combining with the patterned explosion of guns, and land mines, enfolding all in a column of death and smoke. The symphony of sounds, seamlessly morphing into a ghastly melody: one of lament and agony. Harsh sounds saturating the shredded landscape with a nightmarish quality. Your tortured senses protest, their cries of indignation lost amidst the clamour of soldiers. Fixed and rigid in place, soldiers’ minds and bodies slowly succumbing to the inevitability of death....   [tags: gunshots, guns, land mines]

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Attitudes Towards the Navajo Tribe's Language and Culture

- In this day and age, and with every passing day, there are numerous languages succumbing to extinction, falling into disuse and anonymity; being forever lost to the winds of time. But as they say, "Every cloud has its silver lining," the silver lining in this case is the increase and rise in awareness and efforts being undertaken to preserve, revitalize, and revive these languages that are not yet lost to us. Something that is revitalized is defined as "being given new life or vigor to," and should we abide by this definition, it is pleasing to see that numerous fit in this criterion; the criteria of being revitalized....   [tags: Preservation Of Language, Native American History]

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Navajo Indians See the Importance of Supporting their Families and Communities

- The Navajo nation is the largest U.S Indian tribe. It has more than 250,000 people. They are located in Northern New Mexico, a portion of southern Utah, and part of northern Arizona. They first descended from the Apaches, who came from the Pueblos. Their native language is Athapaskan. “Navajo” came from the word navahu’u meaning “farm fields in the valley.” The Spanish chroniclers first referred to the Navajos as Apaches de Nabajo’ meaning Apaches who farm in the valley. Then the name was eventually shortened to the Navajo....   [tags: Native Americans, American Indians,]

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What are the Three Branches of the Navajo Nation Government?

- The Navajo Nation Government (A Nation within a Nation) The Navajo Nation consists of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. The Navajoland is larger than 10 of the 50 states in America. Navajo Nation is the name of a sovereign Native American established by the Dine (1). To be en-enrolled member of the Navajo Tribe, the person requesting to be enrolled has to have a blood-quantum of one-fourth degree Indian blood. When you have one-fourth blood quantum, you get a Certificate of Indian Blood (C.I.B)....   [tags: Native Americans ]

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The Development of the Navajo Rug and Blanket

- The Development of the Navajo Rug and Blanket Navajo rugs and weavings have gone through an evolution, the earlier weavings were influenced by legends and represented meaningful events in their lives. The contemporary weavings are more about designs, and demands for the Navajo rug. By taking a look at specific historical events between 1700 and 1900, the reader can discover how this evolution unfolded. Throughout history, the rugs maintained their artistic value, however the intent for their creation was quite different....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Navajo People and Their Environmental Concerns

- The Navajo People and Their Environmental Concerns Introduction This nation was built on the foundation that “All Men are Created Equal.” Under the eyes of God, no man is better than another. This has held our nation together and forced us to exist interdependently. We are fortunate to live in a nation that possesses such a wealth of diversity. It makes our nation unique and gives people the opportunity to learn about the beauty of culture. However, history has shown us that not all have embraced diversity....   [tags: History Historical Native Americans Essays]

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The Navajo Code Talkers in World War II

- A. Plan of the Investigation This investigation evaluates to what extent did the Navajo code talkers aid the American military during WWII. In order to assess the extent to which these soldiers assisted the American military during WWII, this investigation focuses on their involvement in transmitting military messages in their native tongue, and the events surrounding these transmissions. In addition, the contribution of other Native American code talkers is considered and compared to that of the Navajos specifically within the investigation....   [tags: American Military, World War II, Native Tongue]

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History of the Navajo People

- History of the Navajo People The people who were going to become the Navajo tribe settled in what would be the mountains of New Mexico in or around the 1600's. Prior to that time the area was the home of the Anasazi (The Ancient Ones.) The Anasazi had lived there for approximately 1200 years but, for unexplained reasons, they abandoned their highly developed dwellings and moved westward and southward. A new group of people, the Athapascans, migrated from what are now Canada, Alaska, and the American Northwest southward to settle in the Southwest of America....   [tags: Native American Indian Tribe]

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The Scalpel And The Silver Bear

- The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: Two Worlds Collide The Navajo creation story explains that medicine was brought to the people by an ancient owl. This owl sent down a magic bundle containing the powers of healing to the new world. For thousands of years Navajo people have used this knowledge to heal and live in harmony with each other. As a product of two worlds, Dr. Lori Alvord was one of the first people to combine modern medicine with Navajo beliefs by overcoming cultural differences....   [tags: Navajo people]

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Navajo Code Talkers in WW2

- Navajo Code Talkers: Unknown Heroes Seldom has it ever occurred that heroes to our country, let alone in general, have had to wait decades for proper acknowledgement for their heroic deeds. This is not the case for the Navajo Code Talkers. These brave souls had to wait a total of six decades to be acknowledged for their contributions to the United States and the Allied Forces of WWII. The code talkers were an influential piece to the success of the United States forces in the Pacific. Thus had it not been for the Native Americans that volunteered to be code talkers, there might not have been such a drastic turn around in the fighting of the Pacific Theatre....   [tags: World War II]

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Analysis Of Example C. An Elderly Navajo Woman

- Analysis of example C An elderly Navajo woman is talking to the doctor using a nurse’s aide as the interpreter. They are discussing medications and allergies. The aide is not asking the patient exactly what the doctor wants to know. It appears that the physician and the assistant are annoyed with each other and not helping the patient. The active and non-active behaviors the doctor is doing or not doing: • She is talking to the interpreter instead of talking directly to the patient. “Respect communicated by avoiding eye contact” ( HealthCare Chaplaincy, 2013)....   [tags: Patient, Physician, Medicine, Want]

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Virus Among the Navajo

- Virus Among the Navajo Medical investigators, such as myself, have not given a great deal of attention to the "medical" traditions of indigenous groups in the past. But the outcomes of the recent investigation that took place in "The Four Corners" area exemplify our need to consider age-old notions right along with the ecological history of the region in question. A few months ago, the New Mexico Department of Health notified my department (Office of Medical Investigations) that three young and healthy adults from the Navajo Nation had died of a sudden respiratory illness....   [tags: Native Americans Influenza Essays]

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Personal and Cultural Experience: My Cheii

- Eighty can be just another number, but for my cheii, the Navajo word used to say maternal grandfather, eighty encompass the years spend creating and watching the fruits of his love grow. To him eighty is more than a number, it is a timeline collecting valuable memories, like the lost of his sons, the birth of his daughters, the faces of his grandchildren, the departure of his wife, and his inevitable strength to continue beyond his own willingness. When a man reaches eighty he wonders how he has made it such a long way and why he was left behind without the women he loves....   [tags: navajo, memories]

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Navajo Life Ways

- Navajo Life Ways For the Navajo, oral histories illuminate the way to uphold a fruitful, modern life. Unlike other native Athapaskan speaking groups, the Navajo are “exceptionally resilient” in the face of modernization through their high language retention (9). In preserving their language, the Navajo preserve the oral traditions that give them the “knowledge” to overcome the “manifestation of improper, disharmonious behavior” generated through Western influence (41). In retaining the knowledge given to them, the Navajo can use the social crisis of an epidemic and the political upheaval of relocation to reinforce understanding of Navajo values for both Navajo and non-Navajo alike....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Navajo Blanket Weaving

- Through out the ages some of the most impressive feats of blanket weaving has been produced by the Navajo people. One of the most beautiful styles that the Navajo created are the "chief blankets". These blankets have played a extremely important role in the survival of their people with the coming of Western society and are still continued to be made to this day To understand the effort and significance of these works, first one must understand its people. The Navajo are thought to be descendants from the people known as the Athabascan's, who migrated from Northwest of Canada and Alaska to the American Southwest around 1200 to 1500 CE ....   [tags: Native American Indian Art]

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Navajo-Hopi Lande Dispute

- Navajo-Hopi Lande Dispute When first considering the Navajo-Hopi land dispute as a topic of research, I anticipated a relatively light research paper discussing the local skirmishes between the two tribes. However, my research has yielded innumerable volumes of facts, figures and varying viewpoints on a struggle that has dominated the two tribes for over 100 years. The story is an ever-changing one, evolving from local conflict to forcible relocation to big business interests. The incredible breadth of the dispute's history makes it impossible to objectively cover the entire progression from all viewpoints....   [tags: Papers]

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The Navajo and Their Impact on World War II and the Lives of All Native Americans

- The Navajo and Their Impact on World War II and the Lives of All Native Americans Throughout the history of the United States, the Native American people have been the victim of the European immigrants that came as early as the 1400’s. These immigrants, for the majority of their American occupation, cheated, uprooted, and killed the Native peoples of America, and the Natives endured it for hundreds of years. Today, they are an accepted part of American society as people are more tolerant, but it was not until very recently that they began to move towards assimilation....   [tags: code talkers, assimilation, oppressed minorities]

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Adolf Hitler Rises to Power in Europe While the U.S. Recruits Native Americans

- ... The Japanese intelligence experts broke every code of the US forces, which made them one-step ahead in combat. The United States thought that the Japanese and the Axis powers would not be able to decipher a novel code if it would consist of Native American terms. The use of the Navajo language to create a code during World War II was the idea of Philip Johnston, the son of William and Margaret Johnston who were Protestant missionaries to the Navajo (Holm 71). Johnston was born and raised in the reservation; he was also the one of very few Americans who could speak the Navajo language precisely (Aaseng 17)....   [tags: navajo, world war, language]

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My experience at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum

- INTRODUCTION Some say that it is better not to dwell on the past because it cannot be changed. To these people, it is not necessarily bad to reminisce on what has happened throughout the years, but it is better to focus on what is taking place right now. They believe that the present is another chance to start fresh and anew without letting past experiences burden them. However, what they do not seem to realize is that the past, present, and future are interrelated. The present is a result of the past, while the future depends entirely on the choices, (and course of action for those choices), that are made in the present....   [tags: Hogans, Navajo Culture]

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Dine College: A Personal Plea

- I am writing this letter to plead the case of one of Arizona’s most prized institutions—Dine College. Knowing that you are a strong advocate for education, and in observance of your determination to be the leading state in school choice (whether it is public, private or charter), I strongly want to urge you against closing down Dine College. Not only will the closure be a huge mistake in depriving many Arizona Natives an extraordinary education, it will be a terrible economic decision as well. I am quite familiar with your fiscal policy, and I had the privilege to hear you speak on the five billion dollar deficit in Arizona in 2010....   [tags: Natives, Navajo, Native College]

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Kinaalda: A Girl's Puberty Ceremony

- There are a number of activities that take place during the ceremony and each part has its own purpose and significance. As a whole, the procession takes place over a course of four days and within a decent amount of time of the first menstruation. However, in the event of the child being away at boarding school they will go home immediately or if this is not an option then the ceremony must be postponed. The ordering of events take place over the course of the four days directly relate to the myth of the origins of Kinaalda....   [tags: Navajo society and religion]

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Different Cultures Within Our Own Society

- There are many different cultures within our own society. It is important for health care employees to have an understanding of all the culturally different patient and families, so that they receive the best quality care. Those who work within the health care system should assess patient’s cultural beliefs and practices. There are various cultural beliefs and practices in the world today, which can directly impact individual’s life. After reading this paper, the reader will have gained knowledge about the Navajo family structure, Navajo health seeking behaviors, and addressing health care problem in Appalachia....   [tags: Culture, Family, Navajo people, Medicine]

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Loss and Symbolism in Lullaby by Leslie Marmon Silko

- Lullaby, by Leslie Marmon Silko, is a story about and old, Navajo woman that is reflecting on some of the saddest events in her life. Lullaby shows how the white people have damaged the Native American life style, culture and traditions. Loss and symbolism are two major themes in this story. Loss in lullaby is a theme that shows the fall of a culture. Ayah, the main character, through the story laments the death of her son Jimmie. When the white doctors came and took away her children, she mourned that Jimmie was not there to defend his family....   [tags: navajo, white, culture, lifestyle, traditions]

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Peace or Violence: Differences between the Navajo and Babylonian Creation Myths

- Peace or Violence: Differences Between the Navajo and Babylonian Creation Myths "The study of world history is an exhilarating project that offers unparallel opportunity to understand oneself and one's own society in relation to the larger world" (Bently xvii). Indeed, world history is an exciting and interesting topic. The textbooks seem to get more in depth and detailed with every new year. But how exactly do historians get all of the material to make these textbooks. What do they base their facts on....   [tags: World History]

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- Introduction Pearl Harbor went under attack by the Japanese in the Pacific. During this time the news went over the radio airwaves and everyone who heard the news knew that war was imminent. The Navajo people had a reason to resent the white people during that time, but to protect their land and their way of life on the reservation was of upmost importance to them. Regardless of their opinions, many would enlist into the Marine Corps. There came about the first Twenty nine Navajo men that use their native language to defend their way of life....   [tags: World War II, Navajo Language]

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Comparing The Earth on Turtle's Back, When Grizzlies Walked Upright, And the Navajo Origin Legend

- Comparing The Earth on Turtle's Back, When Grizzlies Walked Upright, And the Navajo Origin Legend When this world came to being, there was no single explanation of its origin. Many Native American tribes and other religious groups throughout the world created their own origin or creation myths for the earth on a whole or just the people of the earth. The basis of these myths was cultural and social beliefs of the many different tribes around the world. The Earth on Turtle's Back, When Grizzlies Walked Upright, and The Navajo Origin Legend are the three creation myths by the Onondaga, the Modoc, and the Navajo....   [tags: Papers]

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Back to School

- Back to School Coming back to school was not something I was planning to do. It would pop into my head now and then, but I never really intended to follow through with it. However, now that I am back in school, it has changed my goals in my life, not only for me but also for my children. I want to be a positive role model. I would like to be someone they could look up to and be proud of. As for me, my role model was my grandfather, I always looked up to him and he has never let me down....   [tags: Personal Narrative Native Americans Navajo Essays]

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Beauty in the Eyes of the Dine' Navaho Culture

- Throughout this unique class, we have explored many amazing facets of the Dine’ people. From stories, to pieces of art, to the language itself, the beauty of Navajo culture is easily seen by all who have the fortune to come into contact with them. Unlike Navajo culture, however, the Western world uses a very loose definition for “beauty” that typically revolves around physical traits: a beautiful girl usually looks a certain way, a beautiful voice usually sounds a certain way, and a beautiful painting usually looks a certain way....   [tags: Native American peoples and beliefs]

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the navaho code talkers

- THE NAVAHO CODE TALKERS A peaceable agricultural Native American people related to the Apache, population about 200,000. They were attacked by Kit Carson and US troops 1864, and were rounded up and exiled. Their reservation, created 1868, is the largest in the US 65,000 sq km/25,000 sq mi , and is mainly in NE Arizona but extends into NW New Mexico and SE Utah. Many Navajo now herd sheep and earn an income from tourism, making and selling rugs, blankets, and silver and turquoise jewelry....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Individual Autonomy and Social Structure

- Individual Autonomy and Social Structure: Dorothy Lee Throughout the years, anthropologist Dorothy Lee has longed to understand the diversity of other cultures in a way to conquer the conflicts that have risen in western society. She addresses the key social problem as one which attempts to pacify social structure and personal autonomy. Dorothy Lee gives an insight on child rearing within the Navaho Indian culture which encourages respect for the sheer personal being; a solution to what she views as crucial involving the disagreements between structure and freedom....   [tags: Link, Navaho Indians, Study]

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Earth Is My Mother Sky Is My Father Book Review

- Anthropologist Trudy Griffin Pierce wrote Earth Is My Mother, Sky Is My Father to inform her readers about the Navajo way of life through her own anthropological research used to publish this book as well as research done by other anthropologists. This essay will review the research done by Griffin Pierce and other anthropologists she cites in her attempt to inform readers about the Navajo tribe. To elaborate, this essay will highlight research done by two different anthropologists Griffin Pierce uses to explain more about Navajo life and will assess whether or not Griffin Pierce successfully provides valuable information....   [tags: Tudy Griffin Pierce, literary analysis]

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Professional Communication Cultural Sensitivity

- Professional Communication Cultural Sensitivity Guide Cultural competence can be defined as using the ability of one’s awareness, attitude, knowledge and skill to effectively interact with a patient’s many cultural differences. Madeline Leininger, a pioneer on transcultural nursing describes it this way; “a formal area of study and practice focused on comparative human-care differences and similarities of the beliefs, values and patterned lifeways of cultures to provide culturally congruent, meaningful, and beneficial health care to people” (Barker, 2009, p....   [tags: Culture ]

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Native American Code Talkers and the American Public

- IB-HL History of the Americas Historical Investigation Native American Code Talkers and the American Public Why did the Navajo code talkers of World War II receive more public attention after the war than their counterparts, the Comanche code talkers. Word Count: 1918 Table of Contents Table of Contents……………………………………………............…………………………...2 A. Plan of Investigation…………….………………….............…….…………………….....3 B. Summary of Evidence…………………....………………….....………….……………......3 C....   [tags: US History]

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Stories and a White Man: An Open Letter to My Navaho Students

- Stories and a White Man: An Open Letter to My Navaho Students Some of your Elders encourage you to leave the university and return to the reservation. They tell you that the university is not for you. I respect your Elders because I understand that they wish the best for you, but I cannot agree with them. Come here. Let's share a place together, here on this page, as real as Second Mesa where the wind makes its own stories and all of us must listen to the language of Crow in order to find our way home....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Long Walk of the Diné

- The world view of the Navajo who had lived for many centuries on the high Colorado Plateau was one of living in balance with all of nature, as the stewards of their vast homeland which covered parts of four modern states. They had no concept of religion as being something separate from living day to day and prayed to many spirits. It was also a matriarchal society and had no single powerful leader as their pastoral lifestyle living in scattered independent family groups require no such entity. This brought them repeatedly into conflict with Spanish, Mexicans and increasingly by the mid-nineteenth century, Americans as these practices were contrary to their male dominated religiously monolith...   [tags: Native Americans ]

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Don’t Run With The Clock, Walk With The Sun

- Don’t Run With The Clock, Walk With The Sun In the cross-cultural relationship between Navajos and Indian traders, trading incorporated separate economic philosophies. Navajo communal “share all goods” values clashed with the capitalistic economic philosophy of the traders. These differences did not sway the necessity for survival. Instead, it provided the genuine opportunity for Navajos and Indian traders to share conditions and familiarity of the area in which they lived in. Navajos distrusted the economic aspect of the trading system....   [tags: Indians Native Americans Trading Essays]

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The Nuclear Energy Controversy: Finding a Place for the Nuclear Waste

- Nuclear waste has a reputation for making law makers and the public uneasy, thus it is difficult to find a site for nuclear waste disposal units. However, creating such sites is necessary to allow nuclear energy to the electricity production forefront in America. In the search for a waste disposal location, companies have been turning toward Native American reservations as the final resting places of the radioactive waste. Multiple tribes have quickly denied companies access to their land, but others have taken advantage of the potentially prosperous opportunity....   [tags: pollution, radiation, environmental issues]

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Teaching Of The Four Day Ceremony For Puberty

- What is the specific teaching of the four day ceremony for puberty also known as the kinaalda in Navajo. When I was a little girl I did not have my own kinaalda, but I took part in it when I was young for my older sister had hers done. I never understood the full meaning of what the ceremony meant for a girl to transition into a lady. A kinaalda is when a girl takes part of the Navajo blessing way ceremony (Amrani. 1988. Web). The kinaalda translated into the “Puberty Ceremony” is considered interchangeable with both the girl and the ceremony (Amrani....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Tony Hillerman's The Ghostaway

- Tony Hillerman's The Ghostaway In a country that is the melting pot for many cultures, it is hard to interact with all of them. Tony Hillerman educates readers about one culture, the Navajos, through his novel, The Ghostway. After a shooting occurs in the quiet Indian reservation, a Navajo police Jim Chee, officer overcomes many obstacles physically, mentally, and spiritually to sort the case out and protect a young girl. He is constantly struggling with his identity, whether or not he should continue living his life as a Navajo or cross over to mainstream “white” life....   [tags: melting pot cultures]

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the san francisco peaks

- In 1629, a group of Franciscans stationed at the village of Oraibi named the giant mountains they saw San Francisco, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi . Opinions over the use of the peaks by Native tribes and this new influx of culture are as far apart as the names they call the mountain itself. At over a mile high, the San Francisco Mountains tower over the predominantly Anglo town of Flagstaff to the south. The mountain range was actually formed by a volcano that is now inactive. These peaks have long been considered sacred ground by thirteen Native American tribes, including the Hopi and the Navajo....   [tags: Native American Studies]

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Research Development And Safety For A Mid Sized Chemical Refinery

- To summarize the case of study, which is about the research development and safety for a mid-sized chemical refinery discovers a 5,000 gallon tanks of toxic chemicals. Which has be drained 20 years ago, but has been left to rust for a long time and high probability it has rusted and leaked into the ground. The problem is if the chemicals leeched into the ground, 25 miles away is a Navajo reservation that drinks from the local reservoir. Also there are no government funds to help clean the mess, and it would take some years before the company has the appropriate funds to clean it up....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, John Rawls, Immanuel Kant]

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The Truth is in the Details

- When I received the assignment of comparing and contrasting the “Naturalist” to that of “Landscape and Narrative”, admittedly I was a bit dismayed at the idea of analyzing two writings I seemed to comprehend very little of. Upon reading them over and over, jotting down idea after idea, and crumpling up paper after paper, I came to the conclusion that I may or may not be over-thinking the assignment. My interpretation, though a bit underdeveloped, is this: Barry Lopez, in “The Naturalist” explains what it means to be a naturalist, the expectations a naturalist, and the modern naturalist’s ideology....   [tags: Comparative, The Naturalist]

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Uranium Mining

- Uranium mining in the United States has been prevalent from after World War II until the 1980’s. Uranium was popularly mined as part of a war effort. Mining of naturally occurring chemical elements takes place all over the world when those materials are found in significant quantities. In nearly everything we use, there is some part of it that has been made from a natural product that has been mined or extracted from the earth. Little do we recognize where the materials from our everyday products originate, or the process in which they were recovered....   [tags: pollution, environmental degradation, radiation]

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Dineh and Walbiri Cultures: A Comparison of Art

- Art originally in earlier cultures had a different purpose. Currently people create art for an aesthetic purpose for others to view in galleries, theaters, or museums creating distance for the audience. Initially art was created for purposes other than aesthetics, and people participated and interacted with the art and artist. This intertwined relationship between humans and art is especially seen in the Dineh and Wilbiri cultures. These two groups created drypaintings. People in both these groups directly interacted with the paintings instead of viewing them from a distance....   [tags: Contagion, culture, arts]

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History Of The Art Of North America

- Before the Europeans ever arrived to North America, the native people had been living there for thousands of years. Most of the art that was made in North America in the 1500s and 1600s AD was made by Native Americans (Carr). The history of art in North America is so interesting because each region of the continent had a different kind of people, which accompanied a different kind of artwork. There were many types of artwork present: whether it was pottery, sculptures, weavings, or paintings. All of these forms of art has now set the template for us modern day Americans....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Saving Black Mesa

- Saving Black Mesa Works Cited Missing To the northeast part of Arizona lay a conflict between two indigenous groups from the surrounding area and the world’s largest coal company formerly known as Peabody Coal (now Peabody Energy). The Hopi and Navajo reservations surround a region known as Black Mesa. Black Mesa is located on both the Navajo and Hopi Reservations which is a target source for underground water called the N-aquifer. The N-aquifer contains a great amount of pristine Ice Age water....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Characters in A Thief Of Time By Tony Hillerman

- In A Thief of Time, Tony Hillerman's characters display perspectives of diverse cultural backgrounds. In Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn we see a shared heritage, as well as their contrasting points of view which stem from choosing different values to live by. Quite a few characters in Hillerman's book, who are not of Navajo blood, connect themselves with Navajo culture through digs, collection, and personal gain. This essay will briefly touch on the view points of three characters; Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn, and Richard DuMont....   [tags: Tony Hillerman]

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Arizona Needs to MIne Black Mesa

- To the northeastern part of Arizona lay a debacle between the Native American citizens and a coal mining company known as Peabody Coal. In the seemingly unending conflict between the two groups, the problem began in 1968 when the Hopi and Navajo tribes both signed leases to Peabody Coal for mining. The contract included paying both tribes more than $1000 per acre-foot of natural aquifer water each year (Peabody Energy Online par 4). As time drew on, many indigenous people were alarmed that the water was carelessly being depleted from their land....   [tags: Counter Argument]

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My Family 's Immigration Story

- When the class was told to write an immigration story I was very biased and stereotypical toward it. I thought that it was mainly Hispanics that would be talking and writing about their stories. What was unknown to me is that anyone can have an immigration story. All my life I was fascinated with history, but I never looked into my own. I am the product of two cultures, Native American and Black. Both of my people were persecuted and still currently rejected in society. Until now I have never thought about my family’s immigration story....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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How the West Was Won

- How the West Was Won Table of contents???pg.1 (History) How the West was ?won?????pg.2 (History) Harmony Lost???pg.3 The Long Walk???pgs.4-7 Bibliography???pg.8 How the West was ?won?. For hundreds of years the early stories of the United States have been summed up by the expression, ?How the West was won.. The classic cowboy and Indian films have always portrayed the white settlers moving across America?s plains and mountains to be innocent at heart in their journeys to search for gold or save souls....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of Rian Bienkowski 's ' A Sacred Water ' Story '

- rian Bienkowski’s “A ‘Sacred Water’ Story” published in Environmental Health News on September 29th, 2016 brings awareness to the Menominee tribe, whose reservation geographically ends a mere sixty miles south of the Menominee River in Michigan. Consequently, the Menominee tribe is facing the potential detriment of the water source that “birthed their people” (Bienkowski, B. B. (2016, September 29). One tribe 's 'long walk ' upstream for environmental and cultural justice. Retrieved October 16, 2016, from   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Uranium in Geobacter and Its Effects

- ... In strains which expressed pili the uranium precipitated along the conductive pili, away from the cellular envelope. Geobacter species have been successfully implemented in bioremediation techniques in multiple locations. Rifle Mill in Colorado is a uranium mill site where uranium contamination in subterranean aquifers is prevalent. In situ stimulation in Geobacter species via acetate (1 to 3 mM) which was injected over a period of 3 months yielded promising results. Within 50 days U (VI) levels “had declined below the prescribed treatment level of 0.18 micro M in some of the monitoring wells” (Lovely et al, 2003)....   [tags: insoluble, metal, groundwater, salts]

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Native American Religion Of Native Americans

- Native American religion tends to center around nature. The scene, creatures, plants, and other natural components assume a noteworthy part in the religion of Native Americans. Many of the legends passed down were an attempt to explain events that occurred in nature. Native American religion incorporates various practices, services, and conventions. These services might be to pay tribute to various occasions. The act of taking certain psychedelic drugs was usually used to increase more prominent knowledge or speak with the divine beings....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Clothing Store: Urban Outfitters INC

- Since the 1970’s Urban Outfitters INC. has produced a wide selection of clothing brands for the younger generation. Urban Outfitters INC. includes Free People, BHLDN, Anthropologie, Terrain and Urban Outfitters. The beginning of Urban Outfitters INC. started out in Philadelphia for college students, their fun loving affordable clothing appealed to students who were living under a college budget. It’s known for its “hipster” and “free thinking” clothing that would appeal to the younger generation....   [tags: brands, sales, bed-bug ]

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The American Flag, By Luci Tapahonso

- You are here because of what happened to your great-grandmother long ago. With one sentence, Luci Tapahonso explains beautifully the historical generational trauma Native Americans have had to endure and are still enduring today. Luci Tapahonso, in her two poems, "The American Flag" and "In 1864," links Dine history to contemporary Native realities, and in doing so, provides intergenerational hope and instruction. In 1864 she tells a story within a story, at moments the poem is hard to read because of the horrific actions they were taken against the Navajo people during their forced removal of their homelands to In 1864, 8,354 Navajos were forced to walk three hundred m...   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Comparison Of Treatments Of Native Americans In The East And West

- East of the Mississippi Early European colonists that came to North America found a sparsely inhabited coastline which gave them opportunities to settle and succeed where others had previously failed. Since many of the pilgrims were in search of religious freedom they saw a land their god had prepared for them by wiping out the natives through pestilence and disease. The fact is that the plague of disease that wiped out more than 90% of the original inhabitants of the northern east coast was brought by European fisherman around 1617, who were fond of the cod in the Massachusetts Bay area....   [tags: American History]

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Analysis Of The Article ' What Comes After No I Won 't Just Move On `` By Adrian Jawort

- Conserving Cultures Imagine one day waking up and telling your daughter that many people don’t like her because of her heritage. This is the harsh reality that many Native Americans face when raising their children in American society. The article, “What Comes After No I Won’t Just Move On” published in Indian Country Today Media Network contains another story that expresses this problem for Native Peoples. It comprises of a story written by Adrian Jawort and how his daughter is the newly crowned Powwow Princess at her Catholic Academy school in the Apsáalooke Nation....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Acceptance And Caring Are At The Heart Of Engaging Classroom Diversity

- A Critical Review of Casbon, J., Schirmer, B. R., & Twiss, L. L. (1997). Acceptance and caring are at the heart of engaging classroom diversity. The Reading Teacher, 50(7), 602-604. Literature Review Jay Casbon, a co-author of this article, was the Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Lewis & Clark College from 1995 to 2002. Casbon holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Law from the University of Alabama, a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology and School Counseling from West Georgia University, and a Bachelor’s of Science from Florida State University....   [tags: Culture, Multiculturalism, Cultural diversity]

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Review of the Article “How the West was Lost”

- In the article review “ How the West was Lost” the author, William T. Hagan explains that in a brief thirty-eight year period between 1848 and 1886, the Indians of the Western United States lost their fight with the United States to keep their lands. While nothing in the article tells us who Hagan is, or when the article was written, his central theme of the article is to inform us of how the Indians lost their lands to the white settlers. I found three main ideas in the article that I feel that Hagan was trying to get across to us....   [tags: native americans, american history]

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Practicing Praxis: A Response to The Yellowman Tapes

- As a scholar invested in the progression of the field of Native American material cultural studies, I consistently recondition my understanding of both epistemology and the appropriate ways to approach cultural circumstances of the so-called “Other” through personal encounters and the shared experiences of my contemporaries. My own ethical position is forever fluid, negotiated by both Native and non-Native sources as I attempt to find ground in what exactly I intend to do (outside of an occupation) with the knowledge I accumulate....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Native American Cultures, Tribes, and Religion

- Even though there are numerous Native American tribes and cultures, they all are mostly derivatives of other tribes. For instance, in the southwest there are large number of Pueblo and Apache people including, the Acoma Pueblo tribe, Apache Chiricahua, Jemez Pueblo, and Apache Western. In this section, largely populated groups in certain regions (northwest, southwest, The Great Plains, northeast, and southeast) religious ideas, practices, and impact on American culture will be discussed. First, the northwestern region, which includes the areas from: the northwestern coast from Oregon to Washington, the Rocky Mountains, and the Cascades Mountains consist of mainly Paiute, Shoshone, and Blackf...   [tags: Native American Studies]

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John Collier 's Indian New Deal

- The collective programs to reform and assimilate Native American’s under the lead of John Collier was deemed the “Indian New Deal.” John Collier was an American social philanthropist who took an interest in reforming and preserving Indian culture in America. He was eventually assigned the position of Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The overall goal of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the American government, was to assimilate the native populations and to “Americanize” the Indian way of life....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Anxiety Of Grief And Grief

- The Fear of Grieving Analyzing the five stages of grief is something most people do not want to do. I say this because I am most people. I try to avoid talking about death and or grief as much as possible, I remember even as a child I feared death and becoming mature. However being in a position that challenged me to face the personal fear of death, grief and actually analyzing the five stages of grief in some ways started to intrigue me. By analyzing stages of how we view death, spiritual, and the growth of awareness....   [tags: Death, Consciousness, Acceptance, Grief]

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Racism and Discrimination in America

- While browsing through articles on the internet, I came across many related to the topic of racism. I am beginning to feel as if I am surrounded by stories of racism. From the KKK’s aggressive campaign against immigrants, to the police violence against black people in cites throughout our nation, racism and discrimination continue to be problems. One story stood out to me and continues to make me uncomfortable. Malachi Wilson, a five year-old boy, could not attend his first day of kindergarten in Seminole, Texas....   [tags: Racism in the United States]

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