Navajo Women: Saanii

Navajo Women: Saanii

by Betty Reid
     
 

ISBN-10: 1933855053

ISBN-13: 9781933855059

Pub. Date: 07/16/2007

Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers

Meet the changing women, or sáanii, of the Navajo Nation.

"I am a child of Changing Woman." That is a line in a Navajo prayer spoken by medicine men on behalf of patients, and in the old days it was symbolic and spiritual. Today, it is real. Navajo women, once relegated to bearing children, caring for the home, and raising livestock in a matrilineal…  See more details below

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Meet the changing women, or sáanii, of the Navajo Nation.

"I am a child of Changing Woman." That is a line in a Navajo prayer spoken by medicine men on behalf of patients, and in the old days it was symbolic and spiritual. Today, it is real. Navajo women, once relegated to bearing children, caring for the home, and raising livestock in a matrilineal society, have transformed themselves into businesswomen, attorneys, truck drivers, pilots, nurses, artists, presidential candidates, and more. Who is the Navajo woman and what drives her in 2007? Join Navajo writer Betty Reid and photographer Kenji Kawano on a journey through the cycle of a Navajo woman's life, from east (birth and youth) to south (teenager and young adult) to west (adult) to north (elder). 50 color & b/w photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933855059
Publisher:
Rio Nuevo Publishers
Publication date:
07/16/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.23(d)

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