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Navajo Indians -- Rites and ceremonies

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Charlotte Johnson Frisbie Collection of Navajo Music and Oral Histories

Identifier: MU-10
Abstract This is a copy of the field recordings made by Charlotte S. Johnson on the Navajo Reservation in 1963-1965. There are large segments of Navajo dialogue with English translations. The collection contains a wide range of songs and oral histories that provide an in depth view of Navajo religion, society and history.
Dates: 1963-1965

D. M. Riordan Papers,

Identifier: MSS-169-BC
Abstract The Riordan records include business and personal correspondence relating to Denis Mathew 'Matt' Riordan's milling and railroading businesses at Flagstaff, Arizona, in the 1880s. Additional correspondence reflects Riordan's family and personal relationships after he left Flagstaff in 1897. Some material relates to Riordan's position as the Fort Defiance Indian Agent (Navajo) from 1882-1884.
Dates: 1886-1914

Harmon Percy Marble Photographs

Identifier: PICT-2008-004
Abstract The Harmon Percy Marble Photograph Collection is comprised of photographs primarily of Native American individuals and groups. Photographs focus on Navajo, Hopi, Pueblo, Sioux, and Menominee tribes.
Dates: 1911-1926

Leland Clifton Wyman Papers on Navajo Myths and Sandpaintings,

Identifier: MSS -650-BC
Abstract The materials in this collection represent Leland Wyman's research on Navajo myths and sandpaintings. It includes source material written by Gladys Reichard, Berard Haile, and Franc Newcomb, as well as illustrations of weavings by Hasteen Klah and slides of Native American arts and crafts.
Dates: 1920-1981

Marietta Wetherill Drawings and Letter

Identifier: MSS-43-BC
Scope and Content This collection consists of 1 scrapbook containing pencil drawings of 16 Navajo clan masks which were drawn by Marietta Wetherill between 1886 and 1889. The scrapbook also includes color drawings of the 16 clan masks, plus an additional color drawing, which were done by Marietta at an unknown, later date. There is also a list of the 16 clans and a 2 page documentary about the Navajo Crying God or Dine Ya Be Chi mask, both handwritten and typed. Finally, there is a letter to Mabel Wright from...
Dates: 1886-1900s (bulk 1886-1889)

Mary C. Wheelwright Autobiography and Related Materials

Identifier: MSS-773-SC
Abstract The core of this small collection is a photocopy of the first draft of Mary Cabot Wheelwright's unpublished autobiography, "Journey Towards Understanding."
Dates: 1979-1992