Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Navajo Indians

The Navajo Indians are a tribe located in the four corners of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. They are the largest legal tribe in the United States with over 200,000 people.

In earlier years (prehistoric times), they were a part of a large group of Indians who later broke off into several small groups. They were not come in contact with US government until 846. Today, the Navajo Nation has it's own government throughout their tribes in the four corners.

Much of their money comes from goods they make such as jewelry and blankets.

The Navajo Indians are very family-oriented and support each other. They holds ceremonies for those who are sick and they use Sandpainting to spiritually heal the sick.

The website seems to give a very informative overview of the Navajo tribe. It describes the trouble the Indians went through as well as what they have contributed to US history.

I find it interesting that the website continuously used the term "Indian" as well as "Native American."

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