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Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Joseph Epes Brown

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book offers a thematic approach to looking at Native American religious traditions. Within the great multiplicity of Native American cultures, the book observes certain common themes that ... More


Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Andrew Needham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1940, Phoenix was a small, agricultural city of 65,000, and the Navajo Reservation was an open landscape of scattered sheepherders. Forty years later, Phoenix had blossomed into a metropolis of ... More


Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change: Navajo Experiences

Stephen J. Kunitz and Jerrold E. Levy (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195136159
eISBN:
9780199863921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136159.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Based on interviews with more than a thousand Navajo Indian men and women, this book examines the associations between childhood experiences and behavior and the development of alcohol dependence in ... More


A Piece of the Action

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on how Navajo nationalism attempted to alter the spatial dynamics that subordinated Navajo claims to control their land to metropolitan demands for inexpensive power. ... More


Modernizing the Navajo

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how a new infrastructure of coal mines and power plants on the Navajo Reservation, and of power lines that stretched across the Southwest, changed the landscape of the Navajo ... More


Sovereignty For Survival: American Energy Development and Indian Self-Determination

James Robert Allison III

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300206692
eISBN:
9780300216219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206692.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book shows how American Indians fulfilled the promise of Indian self-determination by reclaiming control over reservation resources. During America’s 1970s quest for energy independence, tribes ... More


Fixing a Center: Native American Sacred Geography

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Native American interactions with the land. Many tribes believe in the sustaining power of the land. According to most Native American traditions, the land is alive. Every ... More


“There Is No Word for Art”: The Creative Process

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the traditional arts of Native Americans. It looks into the spiritual perspectives and fundamental assumptions of traditional arts that are often misunderstood in Western ... More


The Beginning They Told

Betty Booth Donohue

in Bradford's Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037370
eISBN:
9780813042336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037370.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This preface states the book's thesis that American Indians influenced American literature, and delineates the author's methodologies employed to support this claim. To illustrate Of Plimoth ... More


Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience

Stephen Kunitz

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520049260
eISBN:
9780520909649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520049260.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book raises issues for public policy in the medical field. It is based on data accumulated during long-term research on Navajo Indian epidemiology. Through examination of this medical microcosm, ... More


Beyond the Crabgrass Frontier

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of postwar metropolitan development. The search for the natural resources required for metropolitan growth, and for spaces to discard the waste produced ... More


In the Beginning: The Navajo Genesis

Jerrold Levy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211285
eISBN:
9780520920576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211285.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book's analysis of Navajo creation and origin myths shows what other interpretations often overlook: that the Navajo religion is as complete and nuanced an attempt to answer humanity's big ... More


A Region of Fragments

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the construction of Boulder Dam. Franklin Roosevelt explained the dam as a manifestation of the transformations the New Deal had set in motion. “The largest generators and ... More


Integrating Geographies

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how changes in geography remade space in the Southwest, rendering the Colorado Plateau in many ways the center of the region's economic development. With the construction of ... More


Postwar Energy Demands and the Southwestern Experience

James Robert Allison

in Sovereignty For Survival: American Energy Development and Indian Self-Determination

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300206692
eISBN:
9780300216219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206692.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter demonstrates the flawed minerals leasing regime in action. Postwar changes in global energy production and escalating demand from the booming Sunbelt South brought multinational energy ... More


Epilogue: New Era, Similar Results

James Robert Allison

in Sovereignty For Survival: American Energy Development and Indian Self-Determination

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300206692
eISBN:
9780300216219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206692.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Sadly, just as energy tribes secured recognition of their sovereign rights to control resource development, the market for Indian energy collapsed. This Epilogue explains the changes in international ... More


Historical Background: Tuba City and Shiprock

Eric Henderson

in Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change: Navajo Experiences

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195136159
eISBN:
9780199863921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136159.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the areas on the eastern and western ends of the Navajo Reservation where the study was carried out. Although most Navajos still live in dispersed rural reservation ... More


Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging

Kristina M. Jacobsen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631868
eISBN:
9781469631882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631868.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

In this ethnography of Navajo (Diné) popular music culture, Kristina M. Jacobsen examines questions of Indigenous identity and performance by focusing on the surprising and vibrant Navajo country ... More


The Apaches

Odie B. Faul

in The Geronimo Campaign

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083514
eISBN:
9780199854141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083514.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

For three centuries before the arrival of the Anglo-American in the Southwest, the Apaches dominated the region, striking terror not only into the hearts of surrounding Indian tribes but also into ... More


Health Care Utilization

Stephen J. Kunitz

in Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520049260
eISBN:
9780520909649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520049260.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses changes in the use of hospitals and clinics since the 1920s. The utilization of hospitals increased rapidly during the 1920s and 1930s as the number of beds increased. The ... More


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