DescriptionAuthor Robert S. McPherson presents an intimate story of the Dine', or Navajo people, of southeastern Utah. Talking a deeper look at Navajo culture and history, shows the intimate ways in which culture and economy have persisted and changed in the 20th century.
As the dominant white culture increasingly affected their worldview, these Navajos adjusted to change, took what they perceived as beneficial, and shaped or filtered outside influences to preserve traditional values. With guidance from Navajo elders, McPherson describes varied experiences ranging from traditional deer hunting to livestock reduction, from bartering at a trading post to acting in John Ford movies, and from the coming of the automobile to the burgeoning of the tourist industry.
Paperback: 320 pages