Description - Navajo Sacred Places by Klara B. Kelley
"Kelley and Francis clearly and comprehensivly address a timely topic, illuminating superbly the inexorable linkage between preserving American Indian cultures and protecting sites endowed with spiritual significance." -Choice"This is an exceptional ethnography of the Navajos' relationship to their land... "-The Reader's Review"The authors succeed admirably in their goal to investigate Navajo oral traditions in relation to place." -Raymond J. DeMallieAn engaging blend of anthropological study and firsthand account takes readers into the heart of the Navajo's struggle to protect their sacred places.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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Author Biography - Klara B. Kelley
KLARA BONSACK KELLEY is a consulting ethnologist who has lived and studied in Navajo communities for more than seventeen years. Her publications include Navajo Land Use: An Ethnoarchaeological Study and (with Peter Whiteley) Navajoland: Family Settlement and Land Use. HARRIS FRANCIS is a Navajo, Tachii'nii clan born for Tabaaha clan, who grew up on the Navajo Reservation speaking Navajo and observing traditions in daily use. He is an American Indian Cultural Rights Protection Consultant and co-author of several articles on Navajo cultural rights and sacred places.