Navajo Indians -- Education
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content The collection consists of materials related to the education of Native American children, including administrative documents, curriculum materials, teacher guides, and mimeographed compilations of work written and produced by students. Most items are specific to the Southwest, with a few from the Mountain West and Great Plains. Some touch on the role and effects of World War II on native populations. Some of the curriculum texts are hand-colored by the students who used them. Ann...
Dates: 1935-1979; Majority of material found within 1942-1945
Abstract The collection contains a typescript photocopy of "Sam's Story: The Autobiography of Austin A. Sam" which details the life of a Navajo Indian living in a "white environment." The collection also contains descriptive materials about the Houck Chapter of the Navajo reservation and material related to Sam's schooling and military service.
Dates: 1952-2010; Majority of material found in 1983-1992
Abstract This collection contains Navajo school materials, books, and other publications dealing primarily with Navajo language, history, and culture, compiled by Carol M. Thompson. Carol was a teacher for many years at the Wingate High School near Gallup on the Navajo reservation.
Dates: Publication: 1940 - 1989
Abstract Educational posters of Diné (Navajo) cultural and religious emergence stories, migration and settlement history.
Abstract This collection contains correspondence and research materials used by Donald L. Parman for his book The Navajos and the New Deal. The collection offers a grounded perspective about Navajo life during the New Deal era along with in-depth discussions about how tribal council leaders and the United States federal government worked within respectful yet contentious relationships in terms of reservation life, education and health issues, and land rights.
Dates: 1883-1994; Majority of material found within 1933-1944
Abstract This collection contains three volumes of a detailed manuscript written by George Peter Hammond entitled "Navajo-Hopi Relations," which addresses the history of these two tribes between 1540 and 1956. The subtext speaks to the role of the U.S. government and military, missionaries, and other tribes in those relations.
Scope and Content The Glenn L. Emmons papers primarily document Emmons' tenure as Commissioner of Indian Affairs (1953-1961). The collection also contains biographical background, personal miscellany, and a small amount of banking-related materials. The collection is divided into the following series: Personal Papers Indian Affairs - Appointment correspondence and speeches Indian Affairs -...
Dates: 1922-1983; Majority of material found in 1953-1960
Abstract This collection contains works and materials written and gathered by Robert W. Young, professor emeritus in linguistics at the University of New Mexico. Materials concern Navajo linguistics, BIA and Navajo tribal government records, customs, livestock, education, employment, natural resources, and other issues.
Dates: 1850-2003 (bulk 1823-1980)
Scope and Content Included are ten photocopied volumes, all prepared by Herbert C. Stacher around a specific theme. Most of the volumes are either autobiographical, or contain information about his father, Samuel Franklin Stacher. They include family recollections, photographs, genealogical information, and copies of original documents relating to the Stacher family. Three of the volumes relate to coal mining in the Gallup, New Mexico area. Included is a history of the Gallup Southwestern Coal...
Dates: 1940-1982; Majority of material found in 1980-1982
Abstract The Navajo Reading Study was conducted by the University of New Mexico and supported by grants from the Ford Foundation and contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Office of Education. The purpose of the study was to investigate the feasibility and effect of teaching Navajo children to read their own language before learning to read English.
Dates: 1940-1979; Majority of material found within 1969-1975