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Ancestral Art: Navajo Culture Information __ A commercial web site which contains a lot of cultural information about the Navajo Nation. - From Ancestral Art - 

Cryptology: Navajo Code Talkers in World War II __ "Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Peleliu, Iwo Jima: the Navajo code talkers took part in every assault the U.S. Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. They served in all six Marine divisions, Marine Raider battalions and Marine parachute units, transmitting messages by telephone and radio in their native language -- a code that the Japanese never broke." You can read the whole story here. - From US Navy -

Explore the Navajo Nation __ Just as the title says, explore the land, learn about tourism initiatives and Navajo economy. "Since the Long Walk in the 1860's, the Navajo Nation decimated to a population of only 8,000. It has increased to a stronghold of more than 210,000. About 60 percent of Navajos are 24 years old or younger. In its infancy, the Navajo Nation governed itself by a complex language and clan system. The discovery of oil in the early 1920's clarified the need for a more systematic form of government. So, in 1923, the Navajos established a tribal government; thus providing an entity to deal with American oil companies wishing to lease Navajoland for exploration." - illustrated - From - 

Navajo __ Location, history, language and daily life. - Text only - From Emuseum - 

Navajo Indians __ A good site for the younger student and a good overview of Navajo history and cultural anthropology. You will find links to additional material at the bottom of the page. "Navajo, or Dine -they call themselves, is the largest tribe of North American Indians. Long ago, the ancestors lived in Northwestern Canada and Alaska. Over 1,000 years ago they began to travel south and reached the southwestern United States. They met farmers who are known as Pueblo Indians, and the Navajo began to settle near them and learn from them." -  From The Orchard School in Indianapolis, Indiana - 

The Navajo Nation __ This is the official website of the Navajo Nation. You will find a website dedicated mostly to contemporary issues of the Navajo Nation including contact information, tribal justice and officers and more. - From Navajo Nation -
Navajo-Hopi Land Commission Papers __ The 11 papers here deal with land disputes between the Navajo and Hopi Nations. - Text only - From the Center For World Indigenous Studies - 

Navajo Timeline __ Here you will find a timeline of important dates in Navajo History from pre-contact till current. - From -

Traditional Navajo Clan Practices __ A good paper about clan and family practices among the Navajo. Good links to additional material. - From University of Massachusetts Amherst - 



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