Book

Navaho material culture

Belknap Press of Harvard University PressCambridge, Mass. • Published In 1971 • Pages:

By: Kluckhohn, Clyde, Hill, W. W. (Willard Williams), Kluckhohn, Lucy Wales.

Abstract
This source is intended to be a more or less complete reference volume on Navajo material culture from several different regions, representing everything which elderly informants could remember (pp. v-vi). The text consists of very detailed descriptions of individual traits of material culture organized into chapters on subsistence, shelter, clothing, ritual, and recreation. Regional variation (Ramah, East, Central, and West areas) is discussed for each trait. It closes with a summary and analysis discussing such things as raw materials, distribution of traits, and changes over time.
Subjects
Weapons
Work in skins
Hunting and trapping
General tools
Pastoral activities
Utensils
Mats and basketry
Food preparation
Dwellings
Paint and dye manufacture
Ethnobotany
Normal garb
Ornament
Personal grooming
Acculturation and culture contact
Sociocultural trends
Musical instruments
Ethnogeography
Athletic sports
Spectacles
Games
Cultural participation
Identification
culture
Navajo
HRAF PubDate
2004
Region
North America
Sub Region
Southwest and Basin
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologists-4,5
Analyst
Marlene Martin ; 1985
Coverage Date
1846-1969
Coverage Place
southwestern United States, especially vincinity of Ramah, New Mexico, United States
Notes
[by] Clyde Kluckhohn, W. W. Hill [and] Lucy Wales Kluckhohn
Includes bibliographical references (p. 467-481)
LCCN
78122217
LCSH
Navajo Indians