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Reclaiming Din� History The Legacies of Navajo Chief Manuelito and Juanita

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ISBN-10: 0816526605

ISBN-13: 9780816526604

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jennifer Nez Denetdale

List price: $19.95
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In this groundbreaking book, the first Navajo to earn a doctorate in history seeks to rewrite Navajo history. Reared on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and Arizona, Jennifer Nez Denetdale is the great-great-great-granddaughter of a well-known Navajo chief, Manuelito (18161894), and his nearly unknown wife, Juanita (18451910). Stimulated in part by seeing photographs of these ancestors, she began to explore her family history as a way of examining broader issues in Navajo historiography. Here she presents a thought-provoking examination of the construction of the history of the Navajo people (Din, in the Navajo language) that underlines the dichotomy between Navajo and non-Navajo…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Recovering Dine Intellectual Traditions: At the Intersection of History and Oral Tradition; Or, "It's Hard Work Traipsing Around in Indian Country"
A Biographical Account of Manuelito: Noble Savage, Patriotic Warrior, and American Citizen
The Imperial Gaze: Portraits of Juanita and Manuelito, 1868-1902
Stories of Asdzaa Tl'ogi: Dine Traditional Narratives as History
Stories in the Land: Navajo Uses of the Past
Conclusion
Genealogical Charts
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Figure Credits
Index