Last Updated September 5, 2004

Navajo and American Indian

Research Library Links & Area Newspapers

American Indian Cultural Links

Literature, Language, Culture

This represents only a portion of what is available on the WEB

This 15-megabyte website covers a broad range of hands-on exercises that integrates multicultural art with mathematics.”

Subject matter ranges from Chaco Canyon’s great kivas and prehistoric art to Madison Avenue’s logos. "Though the site was primarily designed for students and teachers between 4th and 12th Grades, the methodology was originally developed as an archaeological tool," says author Christopher Hardaker. Hardaker is an adjunct professor Dine' College, the Navajo Tribe's institute of higher learning at Tsaile', Arizona.

Good Source of Navajo Information, Information on government and current affairs.
They have been having some problems with ISP's and servers, so they have not been consistantly on line.

Apparrently prepared to go hand in glove with the 2002 Winter Olympics, this site is extremely well done in my opinion and has much to offer that is both informative and fun.

In addition to the expected, a Clan Relation Computer from, will identify how others are related to you and if, in traditional manner, they might be someone socially acceptable to date! You enter your and their four clans, your genders and relative ages. This is definately something not familar to Non-Dineh!

It is a good promotion of who the Dine' are today and the land comprising their Nation. Hope it can continue on the web!

This site contains seemingly endless information, but unfortunately the writers did not document where much of it originated!

If you can't find the information you are seeking somewhere else, you may find it here. After looking at some of the web page source code, I was able to confirm that this site was originally published by the Gallup McKinley County Schools.(They did not change some references when they brought it over) It vanished from the Gallup Schools servers, but has now reappeared here.

The writers definitely were targeting quantity not quality and many pages are just typed text. Let's hope the new owers can work on this.

This is extensive and there is very little you will need to go elsewhere to get.

Navajo and other Arizona Indian lore, lesson plans for lower grades are available.

Authoritative article by the New Mexico Attorney General's Office. Well worth reading.

From Original Project by the Navajo Nation Dept of Education

This telling of the Navajo legend of the Gambler has a slightly different ending than the one I am familiar with, in which he ends up a a constellation. The lesson is much the same however. This legend has been of interest by those seeking to comprehend all reasons affecting the Navajo choice, at this time to avoid getting into the casino - and gambling -business.

Ever wondered why there are so many Tsosies, Yazzies, Begays, Tsos among the Dineh? Each of these is but a descriptor in the language of the Dineh, yet they have ended up as legal surnames. Why are some named BIA which is but the initials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs? If you have ever wondered why, this article, written by one who was involved, could enlighten you.

A good example of an 19th century observer's critical and culturally biased analysis of the Dineh around Fort Defiance. Rather than accept the Navajo's solutions to living with their environment, the author is judgemental because they don't live in the same manner he is familiar with as "civilized". Words like "palace" and "queen" are strictly European in origin and they are the basis I am sure for inquiries I get today looking up an ancestor who was supposedly a "Navajo Princess".

Link to Entire University of Virginia Collection containing the above stories
This account is from the view of non-Navajos (Robert S. McPherson) with a Utah perspective.

Mohawk to Mayan. Literature, Fonts, Examples

The hogan is the traditional Navajo dwelling. Today, they are probably out-numbered by factory built housing! - Only part of the offerings at this source.

This is an image of a poster created by the Chinle School's Curriculum Center. Originals may be ordered from them. (928) 674-9400. Original is 11x17 Cost unknown.
NOTE:This is a large file! (411KB) The wait is worth it though.

One of the most comprehensive sources of American Indian Resources. Includes list of books on the Dineh, available by following the menus. You can get lost here. The two previous items are from this source.

This is a non-sectarian program sponsored by an artist in Utah. Individuals and classrooms wanting both to learn from and assist the sani's, or elders of the Dineh, may do so through this program. It is a unique opportunity. With the advent of television and low-cost, high density housing in Navajoland, families once together, have moved apart both physically and spiritually. It is not uncommon for grandparents living away from the towns, to be unable to converse with their grandchildren, who have not learned to speak the Navajo language. If you have ever wanted to help, here is a way you can, without having money lost to administrative costs such as salaries and advertising!

This site was unavailable because of a changed URL, but is still active! 5/20/99

Extensive. Deals with many aspect of Traditional Teachings

Navajo Fish and Game

American Indian and Indigenous Peoples Literature World-Wide

The Bureau of Indian Affairs sponsored Net from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Access to BIA day and boarding schools and educational programs.

Everything you always wanted to know about this trickster and much you probably never ever would have considered! Coyote stories from many North American peoples, including the Dineh.

A Humanities Education Website by National Endowment for Humanities"

Paths to Everywhere for American Indians. Contemporary and historical. Little Diné, but many others.

Photos and histories of all American Indian Tribal flags.

Karen Strom's contribution has moved to its own site with her retirement to Arizona. There is a wealth of resources, some Navajo."

Yet another list. Michelle's site also contains a paper she did on the Navajo House Blessing Ceremony

Article on Long Walk December 97

This list from the Cherokee Website includes BIA, Public and Private Schools.

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