The Navajo

The Navajo

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by Jennifer Denetdale
     
 

The Navajo are the second largest Indigenous Nation in the United States today. Throughout the Southwest in their ancestral territories of what are now northern Arizona and New Mexico, southern Utah, and Colorado, the Navajo were successful in their resistance to Spanish and Mexican invasions into their territory. However, as part of the program of Manifest Destiny

Overview

The Navajo are the second largest Indigenous Nation in the United States today. Throughout the Southwest in their ancestral territories of what are now northern Arizona and New Mexico, southern Utah, and Colorado, the Navajo were successful in their resistance to Spanish and Mexican invasions into their territory. However, as part of the program of Manifest Destiny, the United States waged an all-out war, defeating these resilient people in 1863. Between 1863 and 1868, more than half of the Navajo were forcibly relocated to a reservation in northeastern New Mexico where they were to become Americans. In 1868, after four years of trauma and extreme deprivation, the Navajo leaders negotiated a treaty with the U.S. government that allowed them to return to their beloved homeland. Since then, the Navajo have strived to maintain continuity with the past by affirming traditional lifeways and values in the face of ongoing cultural assimilation and societal change.

The History and Culture of Native Americans tells the stories, history, and traditions of 14 major Native American tribes. Each book demonstrates a tribe's importance in the development of the United States, their encounters and relations with other nations and non-Native Americans, and spotlights those people who played an integral part in historical events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604137927
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
History and Culture of Native Americans Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Navajo 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very informative and interesting book!
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