1. Historical information about the culture
Diné Early History, Language
“... [T]he mainstream view of archaeologist and linguists is that Navajos (Diné)... originated as Canadian Athabaskan hunter/gathers, who migrated ... to ... the U. S. Southwest between about 1000 and 1500 C. E. “ i Little is known of their history before the migration(s). The Navajos speak Diné bizaad, a form of Southern Athabaskan Languages.ii
2. Colonial experience of the culture
1Trudy Griffin-Pierce, Native Peoples of the Southwest, (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2000) 318.
David Roberts, "Grand Canyon on the Edge," Smithsonian, Vol. 45, N0. 11 (March 2015)
3. Contemporary developments or issues
In many ways the Diné (Navajo) are very different from other Indian nations.
In other ways the Diné face the same problems as other Indian nations.
Ways in which the Diné have an advantage:
BIBLIOGRAPHY (as endnotes)
2. Brandon Loomis, “Uranium-mine Cleanup on Navajo Reservation Could Take 100 Years,” Arizona Republic August 2014 <http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/investigations/2014/08/06/uranium-mining-navajo-reservation-cleanup-radioactive-waste/13680399/ >.
3. Felicia Fonseca and Terry Tang, “Navajo Nation Reaches $554 Million Settlement with Federal Government,” UWIRE 26 Sept. 2014: p. 1 < http://uwire.com/?s=UWIRE+Text&x=26&y=14&=Go >.
4. Navajo Nation: Alternative Accountability Workbook (January, 2011) <http://navajonationdode.org/uploads/FileLinks/0807178cae3f43f8a67d9fda31955307/NN_Accountability_Workbook_1.pdf >.
5. Davina R. Two Bears, “Navajo Archaeologist Is Not an Oxymoron: A Tribal Archaeologist’s Experience,” American Indian Quarterly 30.3/4 (Summer-Autumn, 2006): 381-286 <http://www.jstor.org/stable/4139019
6. Tiffany S. Lee, “If They Want Navajo To Be Learned, Then They Should Require It in All Schools: Navajo Teenagers’ Experiences, Choices, and Demands Regarding Navajo Language,” Wicazo Sa Review 22.1 (Spring 2007) : 7-33 http://www.jstor.org/stable/30131300 >.
7. Kathryn D Manuelito, “A Dine (Navajo) Perspective on Self-Determination: An Exposition of a Egalitarian Place,” Taboo 10.1 (Spring-Summer 2006): 7-27 <http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com.ezp1.lib.umn.edu/ps/i.do?
8. Trudy Griffin-Pierce, Native Peoples of the Southwest, (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2000) 339-351.