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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Reichard, Gladys Amanda, 1893-1955
Navajo classification of natural objects
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Plateau -- Vol. -- 21
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Plateau -- Vol. -- 21
Flagstaff, [Ariz.]: Northern Arizona Society of Science
and Art : Museum of Northern Arizona. 1948. 7-12 p. [incomplete]
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Gladys A. Reichard
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File
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Gender status (562);
General character of religion (771);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a short discussion by a well-known authority on
Navajo ceremonial life relating to the classification of natural objects. The author points
out that since the Navajo regards all parts of the universe essential to well-being they
have an exact and detailed classification of all plants, animals, minerals and rocks,
shells and stars. The author therefore suggests various methods for arriving at an
understanding of these classifications, and describes her own recent, initial efforts to
study the classification of birds.
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Component part(s), monograph
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Kachen S. Coley ; 1952-1953
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Arizona, United States
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