Part I of this book reveals the existence of “five worlds” in the mythology of the Navajos (The Red World, The Blue World, The Yellow World, the Black and White World, and the present Fifth World), which covers their creation and their history up to present times, including how they became human and settled in northeast Arizona generations ago. Part II describes the Navajo way of life, from their Holy People, Sacred Houses, Holy Songs, Famous Ceremonials, and Baby Blessing Rites, to The Magic of Names, Multiple Wives, and the War Culture. Part III covers the coming of the white man, the near extinction of the tribe, the miraculous return of the former “lords of the land,” and the return of the Navajo gods.
Title: Cultural Code Words of the Navajo People: Key Terms that Reveal the History, Heart, Traditional Customs & Wisdom of the Navajos
Author: Boyé Layfayette De Mente ‘53, is the author of more than 100 books and has been involved with Japan, China, Korea and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, journalist, editor and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo, and Thunderbird School of Global Management, in Glendale, Arizona.
Publisher: Phoenix Books / Publishers; First Edition edition (November 2, 2009)
Description: Paperback, 132 pages