Southern Athabaskan languages

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  • Navajo : A Southern Athabaskan Language

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    Navajo is a Southern Athabaskan language of the Na-Dene family; it has similarities and is related to spoken languages across the western areas of North America. The Navajo refer to themselves as the Diné or “People” and their language is known as Diné bizaad or “People’s language”. The earliest recorded history appears to between the years 1581-1583 when the Spanish made their first contact with the Navajos. Nearly 200 years later the Navajo were able to drive the Spanish settles from the Eastern

  • the navaho code talkers Essay

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    the Apache, they speak a Southern Athabaskan language. Navajo speakers served the United States well during WWII. Groups of young Navajo men were enlisted under a TOP SECRET project to train them as Marine Corps radiomen. They are

  • Authentic And Cultural Background Of The Apache

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    that rose after 1200, and they assembled another economy and social structure tweaked to the necessities of the occasionally troublesome environment. From there on Apache populaces developed, and by 1700 they ruled the western segments of the southern fields and the mountains of New Mexico. Apaches, more than whatever other gathering, tested the Pueblo Indian populaces and also the infringing Spaniards for control of the political economy of the Southwest. The Apaches made a place for themselves

  • Essay On Geronimo

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    Geronimo was born in June 1829 in No-Doyohn Canyon, Mexico, that today is near Clifton, Arizona into the Bedonkohe Apache tribe. Having had viewed the Geronimo video, it is apparent that he was a hero to some for being determined to be free at all costs. It is also fair to say that many of his own Apache tribe feels to this day, that he alone is the reason the Apache lost their homeland and caused so many to die. Personally, I find him to be a man who looked up to his Leaders and became a product

  • Thunder rides a black horse, by Claire Farrer

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    I feel that what Claire Farrer means by living in the 'mythic present' is that although most Indian culture is perceived long to have been different, it is in fact very live and active today. I will give specific examples from her book, Thunder Rides a Black Horse, to support my arguments of what the 'mythic present' actually means and list many examples of events that could be considered to be in the 'mythic present.' First I will define the mythic present in the terms that Claire Farrer actually

  • The Navajo Nation Division Of Social Services

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    Intake Form Critique The Navajo Nation Division of Social Services (NDSS) intake form is used by three agencies under the NDSS umbrella for various services including child welfare for reservation residents, Indian Child Welfare for ICWA/state collaboration, local and off reservation adoption, as well as clinical treatment services. The intake form was developed in 2011 with the intent to gather and report Adoption, Foster Care, Analysis Reporting System (AFCARS) data to the federal government and

  • Code Talkers Chapter Summary

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    Code Talkers was written by Chester Nez with the help of Judith Schiess Avila. Chester Nez, a Navajo WWII veteran, was one of the original twenty-nine Native Americans who came up with and wrote the top secret Navajo code used during the World War II. This code was a turning point in the war against the Japanese. Judith Avila is a cod talker scholar with the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities Chautauqua Program, she conducted over eighty hours with Chester and his son Michael. The beginning

  • Stereotypes Of The Apache Tribe

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    the Apaches were defeated and their land was seized, they moved onward to areas like New Mexico and Arizona and parts of Texas. The Apache are distant cousins of the Navajo, with which they share the Southern Athabaskan languages. Apache Nations are politically autonomous, speak different languages

  • The Apache Indians Essay

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    written by white men. But the story of the Apaches did not begin in the American Southwest but in the northwestern corner of North America, the western Subarctic region of Alaska and Canada. The Apache Indians belong to the southern branch of the Athabascan group, whose languages constitute a large family, with speakers in Alaska, western Canada, and American Southwest. The fact that the Apaches originated in the western mountainous Subarctic region makes their nomadic behavior after the arrival in

  • Native Americans : A Navajo Indian

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    Vanessa Atine is a Navajo Indian that was born in the United States. Her family resides mainly in Arizona and southern Utah on the Navajo reservation. She was born and raised as a Navajo, but did not participate in her culture until she moved back onto the reservation two years ago. The Atine family moved around frequently, they have lived all over Utah and Arizona. When Vanessa was in third grade they moved into the Kearns area and stayed until she was in tenth grade. The constant moving was mainly