Who were these Navajo Indians what are their beliefs and values? Where did they come from and where do they live? And last where are the Navajo Indian tribes today? Do they still exist and what are their prospective surroundings and influx in today’s society. These are all questions that will be answered in this paper. While answering these questions you will get some insight to these people of time forgotten.
The Navajo Indians, also known as “Dine” are the largest North American Indian tribe. . There they met what is known as the Pueblo Indian farmer. These farmers taught the Navajo how to grow corn, beans, squash, and melons on the new land. And they learned about art and how to weave. Their homes were called “Hoban”, they were made from mud and tree bark, with a pole in the center. The entrance was always built to face the east as to welcome the morning sun. The Navajo Indian tribe is a unique one, drawing much of their culture and many of their practices from other tribes in what is now the Southwestern United States, and from Spanish settlers in the region. (Jennifer Hul)
The Navajo live in the region referred to as “Dine’tah.” This is an area that lies between Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo are of proud people, where they at one point before being forced to live where the government said they could live.
The Navajo were very courageous, but lacked political antiquity. They never had a tribal chief; so to speak, No man could command more than a small following. The Navajo were divided into many bands, like the apache. Unlike the apache though they did not care for war. They did however would conduct small raids. The Navajo were not of war like people, they had energy, industry, independence send cheerful disposition.
The Navajo followed a pastoral semi-nomadic life that revolves around their flocks and small farms. Their reservation or home as you would call it is the desert plateau of northern Arizona and New Mexico. Their flocks of horses...