Aberle, David Friend, 1918-. Navajo economic development

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Title: Navajo economic development

Published in: Southwest, edited by Alfonso Ortiz

Published By: Southwest, edited by Alfonso Ortiz Washington: Smithsonian Institution : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1983. 641-658 p.

By line: David F. Aberle

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Navajo (NT13)

Subjects: Culture summary (105); Economic planning and development (179);

Abstract: This chapter covers a broad range of topics on Navajo economic development and planning. Beginning with an historical overview, the author (an ethnologist) then moves to more detailed discussions of current problems, including energy resource development, the role of the BIA, and tribal enterprises. From a theoretical perspective, the source focuses on the reasons for economic underdevelopment, largely blaming big corporations and the BIA plus state governments, and assesses prospects for the future. The author is decidedly pro-Navajo seeing internal problems almost exclusively from the perspective of outside causes.

Document Number: 209

Document ID: nt13-209

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: For bibliographical references see 310: Ortiz.

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Richard A. Wagner ; John Beierle ; 1985

Coverage Date: 1933-1975

Coverage Place: Navajo Reservation, southwestern United States

LCSH: Navajo Indians


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