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About Life With The Navajo People

Most recent update May 18, 2002

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20 May 2002 12:33:35 From: "Murray194" To: DILUCCHIO@YAHOO.COM Subject: Navajo FAQ's I recently found your FAQ's website to help gather information for my daughter's first written report in second grade Social Studies. I have just finished reading ALL of your questions and answers and had to write to say "Thank you" for such a wealth of information, much of which I never knew or learned myself! I found the history as well as current events to be interesting and informative. Your site is truly a labor of love to be proud of and I will be sure to share it with the children and staff at school. I hope many more people learn as much from your information as I have.
From Raja Carver Wed Apr 17 08:45:45 2002 Subject: response
Dear Dilucchio Family,

Your story about Grandma Thomas touches my heart. I too am committed to helping our youth to have better lives.
However, my committment to helping people to have healthier lives has brought me to the point of financial destitution.
I have no money. I live day to day. This is in spite of the fact that I am an extremely hard worker with many skills,
including being a skilled fundraiser and teacher of fundraising. I would offer my services to you in that area, however
I don't even have a phone. It appears to me that all people in this country who are working to help others to live
better are under siege by the forces of evil. I believe that we must find a way to get our heads and hearts together.
We can no longer depend on the majority of our people to help. I believe that they have been brainwashed
into acting like idiots and into being our worst deterrents toward the progress of our people.

Greater Peace & Blessings, Raja Carver

From: Pamela

Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 00:50:38 EDT 

Thanks for FAQ. I have just returned from a visit to Navajo land and 
reflecting back made me realize that as much as I enjoyed the beauty, I 
did not know enough history and tradition. Your site helped.
Best Wishes,

Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 10:31:42 -0700 From: "Gordon" To: DILUCCHIO@YAHOO.COM Subject: FAQs I am compelled to write you and gratefully thank you for your very large effort to tell us Anglos about the Navajo people. Having visited Chinle three times in the past, primarily as an Easterner, I was impressed with the spectacular beauty of the area. Now I am an Arizonian having retired here 15 years ago. Last year for the first time we drove beyond Chinle and approached Monument Valley from the Utah side and enjoyed the Valley of the Gods more intensively. It was simply a "touristy thing". Another year has past and in a week I am returning to Chinle and this time not as a tourist. I volunteered to join a work group sponsored by the AARP and we shall be spending a week repairing the homes of the elderly around Chinle. I believe we've been assigned to Red Mesa, Low Mountain, Blue Gap and Cottonwood. I expect to go to Red Mesa, perhaps one other. I am pleased to be able to do some labor, but for somewhat selfish reasons! I want to absorb everything I can about our Navajo neighbors. I found your website so very helpful. I read carefully every word of all three sections! Because my interests of late have been history, I do a lot of writing ( and reading). I keep my family informed of what I do since there is little likelihood they will get out this way (we are New Yorkers). I am now planning an article on Navajo culture, beliefs, religion. etc. which I shall circulate among my children and grandchildern, plus some close friends. E-mail is a great blessing! I hope to get some pictures of the areas where we shall be working since it will back in the areas I've never before seen. The problem I foresee is to give appropriate time to the work I voluteered for and yet take photos and talk with people. It should be quite a week. I.'m staying at the Best Western where AARP is putting us up. Not exactly typical Navajo but at least I will be spending daylight hours out on Red Mesa. I hope to have free time to roam We get a free tour of deShelly on May 12th courtesy of our Navajo hosts. I've "been there, done that" but it's always a treat. I am a retired minister and I found your observations os religion very helpful. Thank you,friend Gordon H. C
From CynthiaE Sat Apr 6 08:12:45 2002 Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002 11:12:45 EST Subject: Thank You To: Thank you for creating such a wonderfully, informational website on the Navajo! I am a doctoral student at the University of Georgia, Department of Reading Education, and enjoyed reading about your people. I have a deep seated interest in the Native American cultures of America. I am not of Native American decent, but know that my white ancestors were the demise of many of the cultures in this land. I am in the process of writing a research proposal for a course I am taking and would like permission to quote your website if you will allow me. Full credit for the source will be given to those necessary and no unauthorized preproduction of the website will be made in any format, printed or electronic. I respect the authors of this site. Cynthia P.s. My husband, Joel & l lived in Tuba City when he was in high school. His father was the head of the mines in that area, Rare Metals. He, Joel, speaks very highly of the people he grew up with while he was there. He and I would love to visit that area of Arizona in the near future.
From Bud Thu Apr 4 04:26:45 2002 I only spent two weeks in Arizona. I was impressed with the Canyon Tsei, and met some Dineh' , especially Adam Teller. Could you get me Adam's current address? He is a silversmith, guide, and storyteller. He used to live in Chinle, but I have heard that he moved into the canyon. Your site looks great. Especially the Scottish reference to the weaver. After tool making, and cave painting, weaving is perhaps the greatest skill acquired by man. Even papyrus was first woven, and then pounded smooth. End of April, we are going to stay in Tucson. To see Sonoran Desert. We are New Englanders. Bud
From Reuben H Mike Fri Mar 22 17:27:43 2002 Subject: comment on web page Larry, I enjoyed your web site, especially the great aerial photos. Its been a few years, but I used to work with you and the good folks in the Chinle HS admin office, as a payroll supervisor. If I remember correctly, a gal named Kirby used to assist your office and Quincy was an asst. business manager at the time. I'm now living in Tucson, working for Raytheon - Electronics Division. In any case, I was running the browser over web pages for ideas on a new page and came across your site - good job. Hope things are well with you and family. Take care. Reuben Mike
From Jackson, Lionel Tue Mar 19 12:33:10 2002 Subject: Interesting site Hello, I am a geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada. I have spent much of my carreer mapping the late Cenozoic geology of the Yukon Territory. I have developed an interest in the oral tradition of the northern and southern Tutchone people in Yukon, as it pertains to recent geologic events. They are are Athapaskan speakers and refer to themselves as Dene. In fact, many anthropologists view central Yukon as being the Athapaskan language homeland much as the Danube basin may have been the cradle of the Indo-European language. I am interested in the White River eruptions (about 1300 years ago and equivalent to 25 Mt. St Helens eruptions) and possible exodus from the Yukon region of Athapaskan people as result. Oral accounts recorded in the 1800s described exploding mountains as the reason for language differences and migration of people eastward into the Mackenzie Valley. It has been suggested that the ancestors of the people called Navajos by outsiders may have been part of this diaspora but in a southward rather that eastward direction. I found your FAQ page very informative. I enjoyed accounts of Navajos who have travelled in Asia and have blended in. I works the other way as well. I had a Japanese-Canadian field assistant working with me one summer. When we would enter first nation communities, the teenage girls practically swooned over him and wanted to know who the handsome young aboriginal stranger was. He was also mistaken for an aboriginal by many non aboriginal people. Thanks again for an informative and entertaining site. Lionel E. Jackson, Jr. Ph.D., P.Geo. Research Scientist Geological Survey of Canada Terrain Sciences Division 101-605 Robson Street Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5J3 Dial up 604 666 3409 Fax 604 666 1124
From Kimberly Thu Jan 31 11:50:38 2002 Dear Larry, Thank you so much for your reply. We are also reporting on the topics of Navajo ceremonies and crafts. So, sorry for bothering you again, but our group could really use this information; it is like gold for our group. Thank you for all of your time and corportaion. Thanks
From David Acuff Sat Jan 26 09:41:30 2002 Hi Larry! Great writing -thanks. Was searching for info on bow guards (my professor in grad school had one 25 years ago that I coveted) and came across your page. Really well done and great reading. He did his research in Canyon de Chelly -said he first time he saw it he thought he had died and gone to heaven. Will take your advice and check out the stores you recommended for bow guards. Many thanks, david
From Dennis Geake Mon Jan 14 06:15:44 2002 Your question #7 asks "What is it like to be a minority on the Navajo Nation? " I (an anglo) lived in the Navajo Nation for two years (about 30 years ago). During this time I was treated wonderfully by the people and I still remember the time with fondness and sometimes a longing to return. I do visit occasionally, but as my Navajo speaking is nearly non-existent now I have not been able to reclaim my former feelings completely. Just wanted to express my appreciation for the way I was accepted by nearly everyone I met. Dennis (gah bikee) Geake.
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 21:08:48 -0800 (PST) Subject: your wonderful web site From: ocho-paul, Vancouver, British Columbia you have so much info on the site it makes one study the subject and enroll in classes to learn more. Well done,you are an asset to the state. Perhaps one day I will have a site too, with pictures of salmon, the big ones that didnt get away, and the boat and all, and about my beautiful province. Have to just get moving and do it. Nimble fingers create everything!
From Yvonne Wed Dec 26 03:55:58 2001 Dear Mr. di Lucchio I'm living in Switzerland, Europe. I've always been interested in the American natives since my childhood. 6 years ago our son was in Utah as an exchange student. Then I began to study the Navajo culture. When I went to see our son his US parents showed me around historical sites and museums and at Goose Necks I even had the opportunity to exchange some words with a Navajo ( then I didn't know some rules of Navaj way politeness I've learnt about later, unfortunatela). The Navajo philosophy influenced my own. I try to learn as much as possible about the Diné, my friend in Utah ist looking now for me to get some material to help me learn some Navajo (language). Today I visited the home site of the Navajo and found your document about the Diné. I didn't print it but I would like to do it so I can read and reread untill I know everything. My I kindly ask you to give me your permission? Thanks in advance and kind regard --- and a happy new year Yvonne J CH 5616 Meisterschwanden (Switzerland)
Subject: Enjoyed your site! Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 20:06:17 -0500 Hello, My name is Bernadette. I lived in Lukachukai for a few years, in Many Farms for a few years , amongst other places (Durango, Farmington, Holbrook, Phoenix, Chicago, Virginia, Massachusetts) I live in Connecticut with my husband Adam and our 1 year old son Douglas. My husband is in the Navy. I enjoyed your site mainly because, well, I'm homesick. I travel back home once a year. My husband is from Massachusetts, so he is only and hour and a half away from home.Visiting this site and others make me feel closer to, if only I could have easier access to fry bread and mutton! I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy visiting your site often. Thank you.
>From: Larry DiLucchio >To: Todd DeSimone >Subject: Re: PC Navajo Font Download File >Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 17:17:35 -0700 (PDT) >To whom it may concern, > > You have a very informative web site. I and my wife are looking >forward to our second visit to your land at the end of this August. >Thanks, >Todd DeSimone


Sat, 22 Jul 2000 21:11:12 -0400 (EDT) 


I really liked your comprehensive "Answers to Frequently Asked 
Questions".  You covered just about everything and did a good a good job of it. 

Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 15:21:00 -0700 
From: Smibert Henry Johnson 
Subject: Religion 
Message-id: <> 
Organization: Northern Arizona University 

I am a Navajo Christian. I guess I would say that we are fundamentalist
and conservative. There has been much concern about the teaching of
Navajo Culture in the schools with some parents saying that the 
are teaching religion. As a teacher, I would like to see more current
Navajo Culture like the one you have on your website. 


From: Kunnykunny@
Message-ID: <> 
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 02:22:22 EDT 
Subject: wow 

I was just looking for grants for a future business, and came across 
your web site.  Intresting information,  great job!  I guess you don't know what 
you will find on the internet.  I am glad I can look up information about 
my people anytime.  I did stop at your website for an hour or two.  
keep up the good work!
Spring Valley Indian School

From Nate Tart Wed Jul 5 15:13:56 2000 

I have just visited your website and have thoroughly enjoyed
it..............Thank you for the privilage.....

.Nathan Tart
Eastern Cherokee

Message-ID: <> 
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 23:09:12 -0800 
From: Michael Bliden 
Organization: Michael Bliden Builders 

Hi Larry,
I've just revisited your web site, where I've spent over an hour. Wow!
I'm still hoping you might direct me to a way that my family and I 
might put in some community service time in your area. Is there somewhere or
some one you could direct me to?
Thanks for yourt ime.
Gerri Ashton

Dear Mr. DiLucchio:
Thank you for your informative website. Last year, my family traveled
through the Navajo Reservation, where we had the opportunity to listen to a local radio station with programming conducted entirely in the Navajo language.
I am writing a brief article (sidebar, really) the San Juan River area. I want to
recommend not only visiting your website, but listening to the Navajo
language on this radio station if my readers travel to the Four Corners/
Navajo Reservation areas. 
Would you be able to tell me which radio station or stations
(I see several listed at the bottom of my screen) conduct programs
entirely in the Navajo language? 
Thank you very much for your assistance.
(Note: No radio broadcasts exclusively in Navajo, but if you try
KTNN 660, or searching your dial, you may locate one.)

Date:	Sat, 3 Jun 2000 22:31:01 -0700	Bottom of Form 1

Hi. I just wanted to thank you for the great web site. I conducted a
search through and came up with a lot of web site about
the Navajo people, but not written through the eyes of the Dine.

Then I found your web site. . .

Once I surfed your site I saved it as a favorite, and will visit
it often especially before heading out towards Navajoland.
I currently work for the National Park Service and worked as a ranger at
Rainbow Bridge about 12 yrs. ago. Unfortunately, I lost touch with the
Colorado Plateau and the land of the Dine, Hopi and Piute. Until 1993,
I returned as a visitor fairly regularly, and then our children were
born and we curtailed our travels.

Excitely we will be traveling in and through Navajoland with our 3
young children and will be able to share the rich American Indian
culture of the AZ, NM and UT areas. 

Thanks for the great head start. We'd like to teach them correctly,
and your web site is so valuable. Ho.

I saw your photo and note you do not appear to be Navajo. Dineh blood
and/or Dineh heart, your web site is still from the Dineh prospective.
If this bothers some, native or not,  that your blood is of European
descent then they are missing the point of your heart.  The "res"  is
lucky that someone like you cares to represent the truth.  I just hope
you are able to share the technology with American Indian people who
are open to learning it.

Thanks for suggesting the hogan It would be an accommodation the
children would remember down to the smell of the pinyon and juniper 


From: Hrsdreamskr@
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 00:03:03 EDT

Thank you to give me or anyone else such an good fundamental education on the
basic of Navajos.

Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 14:19:05 EDT a
Subject: Thank you

Thank you for your very informative Web site.  I do not have time this
afternoon to pursue it as much as I would like but you went to a lot of
work to put it together and for one, I think you for the opportunity you
have given me to learn about the Navajo people and culture.  I am looking
forward to returning to it again.

From: kcouch
Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 14:36:40 -0700
Subject: Thanks You

I just wanted to thank you for responding to my questions about the
Navajo family ethics, and for responding so soon! I appreciate your time and
really appreciate the learning resource you have provided.

THank You,

Kellie Couch

From: "Darla"
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 09:23:40 -0700

Hi Larry,

Thanks for all you info!!!!!

Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 04:36:53 EDT
Subject: Navajo FAQ

Thank you very much for your web site.  It was absolutely invaluable in
assisting my 9 year old daughter in preparing a report on the Navajo.
They were fascinating  to read, 2.  Thank you, again.


From: MRFarr88
Message-ID: <>
Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 16:34:56 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

i liked your page

From: "Maria " 
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 13:40:19 -0500

Hi Larry -

I found your website while searching for information for an upcoming
trip to Arizona.  I learned a lot from your site and have thoroughly enjoyed it
- thanks!

 I have a question for you that I did not find an answer to on the site.
The article, "Ettiquette on the Reservation" makes the point that: Learning and
using some Indian words - such as a simple greeting - can demonstrate your good
will and interest in tribal culture.  I would certainly like to learn a
simple greeting (at least) - is that something you could provide - including hints on

Thanks for a wonderful resource!
Duxbury, VT

From camille Sun Apr 30 17:12:54 2000
Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 10:12:54 +1000
Thanks for your great site on navajo culture...

Hope it'll last long and go far.......

If you have some times please reply to me as i'd like to learn even
more about the Land where you live....



Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 13:10:11 EDT
Subject: Upcoming Trip

Love your web site!  There's so much material -- I'll have to make lots
of visits to read and absorb everything.  In August my son & I will be
traveling to Ship Rock with a church group for our mission trip.  What should I
 This is one of the places I have always wanted to see and I am so
excited?  I'd love to hear from you.


Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 15:05:50 -0600
From: Larry Richardson
I am third generation Seneca Iroquoise (Hodanasee).

Your site is the most interesting I have ever visited.  I am
a native New Mexican and, am currently attempting to do some
communications work on Navajo Nation.  I have been among
them since childhood but have never been exposed to so much

Congratulations.  I can't express how much I have enjoyed
this learning session.


Larry Richardson
Los Lunas, New Mexico

To: via
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000
Subject: A pretty fair sized thank-you
Sender: HBJewell B>Your site is so very, very comprehensive and
helpful, and I've run to it a couple of times a day for the last week or so.

Thanks for the hard work.  It's most appreciated.



April 2, 2000
Subject: Website visit

Thanks for the great website!  When I hit upon your site, it
made me very homesick.  My mother used to work at Chinle
Hospital before she retired.  Oh yes,  by the way, my
grandmother is from Many Farms, my grandfather is from Rough
Rock, and my parents live in Window Rock.  Keep up the good


April 3, 2000

Wow! What an incredibly informative article! I haven't traveled to the
Southwest for many, many years, but I'm hoping to travel this Spring. I
want  my 3 children to experience the intense beauty of the region and
the people who call it home.
Thanks for your time, effort, and information.
Gerri Ashton

From: "Jim Heywood" 
Subject: your navajo FAQ
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 20:35:17 -0800

Hi. Just to let you know your site is great. I'm currently
in a class getting my teaching credential in California. I
 have to give a presentation on Native American cultures. I
 found your Navajo FAQ very interesting. I am an anglo and
 my family and I lived in Navajo, NM for about a year. I loved
 the people. I miss living on the 'res' and appreciated your
 in depth treatment of the people and their culture. 

Also, I'm LDS so I thought your section on the Book of Mormon
was very nice.

Thanks for the site.

Jim Heywood

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 16:41:46 +0100
From: Karin 


The FAQ's were really amazing, I was astonished by the richness of
information. Thank you, this is something very valuable to our society.

Is it possible that I purchase this information? I have pending plans to do a research project on tourism and the Navajo Poeple. I would really appreciate it if this were possible. Thank you! Karin

Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 09:55:07 -0700

Dear Mr. Dilucchio:

Thank you so very much for the effort that has obviously been expended on
these pages.  They have been wonderful to view, and I am sure that I will
visit them often as there is a great deal of information to be found here.

Thank you again for your time and for all of the work that has gone into
this site.  I enjoyed it very much.

February 28, 2000


It's been a while since I've been in contact with you.  I work as a
nurse at Northern Navajo Medical
Center in Shiprock.  I just wanted to let you know that, I logged into
your website today and found that you've really been working hard on
updating information.  Your site is very impressive.  I haven't had
time to read through all that you have, but I've perused it and
everything looks great! It's very informative for our new doctors
and nurses.  I will refer them to your site.

Talk to you later!   Ida

February 16,1999

Hello Larry,

First off, I wanted to thank you for all the obvious effort that you've put
into your website. I especially value the FAQ section for giving some insight
to life in the Navajo Nation. I hope you are able to continue the good work!
I've been a not-frequent-enough visitor to northern Arizona & southern Utah
since 1975 and hope to one day make my home in that part of the country.

Scott Nuckles
Dayton, Ohio

Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 18:03:12 -0500
From: Susan Kennedy 
To: Larry Dilucchio
Subject: Navajo site

Well, isn't this amazing!!  Finding the finest Navajo site on the 'Net
and that site was created by a fellow Mensan!

 I started searching on the Web.  Wow! There are a bewildering
number of Navajo sites but yours is OUTSTANDING(and, with its
excellent links, the only site I'll probably ever need)!!!

Anyway, this note is just to congratulate you on your SUPERB site!

Mensa #1028680

From: "gary" 
Subject: Thanks!
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 00:44:24 -0800

What a wonderful site!  You have answered so many of my questions!

Thank you.

From: "Jane" 
Subject: Your web site!
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 18:05:58 -0500

When I signed on, I thought I'd be "researching" for a while, but I
found your site and have learned/found referenced much more than I could
have hoped for given the time I have.

Friends and I plan a brief visit late August/early Sept. I'm really
looking forward to the experience.

Thank you! Janer

Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 20:17:42 -0700

My name is Marla, I am from the Pine Ridge Indian
Reservation in South Dakota.

I really like your website! Thank You! Sincerely, Marla

		Date: Mon, 07 Dec 1998 13:38:03 -0800
From: Edward Tomchin
Subject: Thanks.

Thank you for the most comprehensive and informative website

on the Navajo Nation and People.

I was very pleased to have found it.

Edward Tomchin
Las Vegas, NV

Date: Nov. 30, 1998

My thanks to you for all your hard work in putting the FAQ's together. I have just spent an enjoyable evening reading your information. For the past few months I have been looking into trying to get a teaching position in the Navajo nation for 1998-1999 school year.....your information here has answered many of my questions.

Thank you,


Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 11:29:33 -0700

I just read your FAQ's site this morning. Bilagaana people who attempt
to write about the Navajo, most frequently, are incorrect. Your information
was obtained from experiences obtained from living with the Navajo.

This is very good, I am impressed! Thanks for your interest in the Dine' people.

Ida Bradley
Fruitland, New Mexico

From: "upfruitlndch" 
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 18:59:05 -0700

Outstanding!... Keep up the Good work!

Jim BlueEyes,CSC Upper Fruitland Chapter, Navajo Tribe
Fruitland, New Mexico

Received: from
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 09:15:25 EST
Subject: Thank you for your help.

My name is Danielle and I am in the fourth grade.   I live in New York City.
In school, we were studying Native American History.  I decided to look on the
internet to see if I could find more information about the Navajo tribe.   I
read everything that you wrote on this website!!!  It was soooooo interesting.
I thought it was boring when I learned it in school now I feel like I even
know more than the teacher.!!!   I even went to the library to learn more and
my teacher did not even ask me to do this.  I told my friends and my teacher
they should read your website.  I hope they will read it too.
Now I am going to read other websites about other Native American tribes.

Thank you and my mother said thank you too.

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 10:02:38 EST
Subject: Thanks for a great web page

We've read all the FAQs this morning and they're terrific.  
It was interesting to read about the relationship between the Mormon Church
and the Navajos.

Is the writer LDS?  We are and thought this part
was very well done.

Thanks again.

		From: "Dallas C. Frederick"
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 23:03:36 -0400

I was fortunate enough to happen onto your page and find it very informative and exciting.
I have a daughter attending Dine(h) College and I have everything to learn. She is studying
"Cultural Anthropology" and I would like to print some (or all) of this information.
It answers many questions I(we) have.

Thank you for your page and for reading this E-mail.

Date: Sat, 08 Sep 1956 14:58:52 +0000
From: Ted Pate 
Subject: Winslow

I love your question list. I taught at Chilchinbeto for 1 1/2 years in
the mid 80's. I now teach in Winslow. We have several new teachers
each year who are not familiar with the cultures in this area. About
25% of our school population are Navajo. What are the requirements to
circulate several copies of this site within our district.

Ted Pate
517 West Henderson
Winslow, Arizona 86047

Winslow Unified School District
P.O. Box 580
Winslow, Arizona 86047

Thanks for your help.

		Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 16:14:17 -0500
I just came across your wonderful Web site and wanted to thank you for the obvious effort and thought which you have put into it.

Last November my wife and I had the privelege of attending a "Service" Elderhostel at the Dzil Libei (now Grey Mountain) Elementary School in Cameron, Arizona, where we worked with the staff and great kids of that region. providing some service while learning a little about (and getting to know) the people and the community. Your perspective as a non-Indian, as well as the learned knowledge and information you are making available are very valuable to the rest of us who care about the Navajo people and their fate.

I recommend that your site be tapped by the staff at the school as well as the organizers of the Elderhostel (NAU) to help the participants gain more of an uinderstanding. We are hoping to return to Grey Mountain in November.

Good luck in your endeavor.
In appreciation,
Julian Chazin and Mildred
(Madison, WI)

Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 09:27:52 EDT

I am an English major currently attending Nassau Community College in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y..
My research paper on the culture, lifestyle, and mythology of the Navajo Indians is due on July 23, 1998.
I would like permission to quote, print, and or copy any material I will find on your unoffficial Navajo website
that I find relevant to the perfection of this paper (your family name would appear in the internal

Your source is the single most interesting and informational web site I have found in a week.


		Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 21:14:22 -0400 (EDT)
From: klaatu
Subject: Absolutely Awesome.

I have just come upon your site, and I am very impressed. For some time
I was trying to document (with some friends) various native nations as they
accessed and created their presence on the global Internet. (I was born in Farmington
so I am watching the Dine'.) But your site is one of the best, best-linked sites I have seen .

I am proud to add you to - I think I will give up my
own efforts, as you are doing a much better job.


  • TJH Internet SP

     Thu, 25 Jun 1998 23:36:20 -0400 (EDT)
    From: Jean
    RE: Re: Thanks, Thanks, THANKS!!!

    Mr. DiLucchio,

    I just returned home from a short trip to enroll for fall classes at K-State and saw your e-mail. I checked the site out you referred me to. Wow!!! I must say, I have tried to research by way of books and some lectures given at Haskell Indian University, but NEVER have I experienced such a comprehensive overview of American Indian life (notably Dine' life!) I devoured as much as I could mentally, but have to stop reading for the night. There is so much more to read tomorrow. I am so grateful for your response. Please feel free to refer me to any female helpers you think would like to communicate with me. I feel like I just recieved a special gift -- Thank-you again. Rebecca.

    		Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 11:56:40 -0400
    From: Tom Morgan RE:faqs

    I just wanted to thank for your wonderful site about life in the Navajo Nation. As a soon to be visitor, I really appreciated a site where I could learn about what to do and what not to do when I visit your area. I know that it will enrich my visit and help me to understand your way of life. Thank you again.

    Tom Morgan

    Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 18:17:36 -0800

    Your information is the most complete I could find on the internet. I would consider it an honor to be given permission to print one
    copy for my own studies. Thank you.

    Deborah J. Roof

    My name is Duane Yazzie.
    I am a student at Northern Arizona University. I'm from Fort Defiance. I loved the FAQ section
    that you have incorporated into your homepage because it helps to educate others, especially
    non-Navajos, about our way of life.  I appreciate your steadfastness to devote such a section in
    your family's homepage. 
    Your photo of Spider Rock makes me homesick. Again, I've enjoyed your homepage and
     appreciate what you have included in it.


    UR 150 FAQ's re: Din'e-tah were perfect for my needs on contemporary

    Thanks loads. I'm a 70 yr. "olephurt" bilignaana who's slated to spent 2 wks at Monument Valley H.S. in connection with an Elderhostel Service program the first part of March. Your Q. & A's. answered all of my questions and then some. Also: A complement! Your answers showed great sensitivity and insight. Thanks again, sooooo much for taking the time to compose, get edited, etc. etc. THE 150 FAQ's.

    Ahe 'eh --------Brev Sinclair

    		Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 23:11:49 -0700
    		I am from Chinle and was happy to see your comprehensive discussions of
    			the area.
    		My wife is a non-Navajo who was raised in Window Rock and
    		worked in Chinle for many years. We are very anxious to get back home to
    		the rez.  Many of the people listed in your credits section are old
    		friends and/or relatives. I haven't had a chance to read all of the
    		information.  Just the picture of Spider Rock made me homesick.  I was
    		raised at the mouth of the canyon across from T-Bird and have some land
    		in the canyon.
    			Thanks very much for your pages.

    Teddy Nez in El Paso, TX


    Very Interesting and well worth my time. It is an excellent reference for anyone. It is very comprehensive. The Navajo people are fortunate to have you. You have tactfully answered many questions in a very objective manner. Your good work shows. Have you thought of putting it in print?

    D.F.B., Scottsdale

    Mr. DiLucchio,

    I am writing to ask your permission to print the information in your Internet article about Life on the Navajo Nation. . . . I teach Japanese college sophomores in a special overseas program in Salem, Oregon. During their stay, they are usually introduced to Native American culture through school exchanges, speakers, poetry and stories, and so on. This year my classes are reading a novel set on the Navajo Nation, and many of the students are writing papers related to this. Your materials are particularly useful and thorough. Since our students are second language students, it would be far easier for them to use these materials in hard copy, than on the screen. We hope will give consideration to our request. Thank you.


    		I am doing a project for Cross Cultural Communications and I found your
    		home page very informative.
    			I just wanted to tell you that it was
    			intertaining, interesting and a great resource!



    Subject: web site
    Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 15:09:04 -0500

    Hey, great pictures. I like the picture of Dine college. Especially the back ground of the Chuska Mountains. I'm originally from Lukachukai.

    Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 11:11:10 +0000

    From: vino
    Subject: Navajoland FAQs

    Hello Larry,

    Your FAQs are too huge! It's great! I will just provide a link to it from


    From: (megan pfund)

    Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 22:39:31 -0700

    What a nice informative site! It gives really good information- now I know where I can direct people who have questions.


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