Traditional Navajo Teachings, Volume One: Sacred Narratives and Ceremonies

by Robert S. McPherson & Perry Juan Robinson

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"The books should be required reading for anyone who comes to teach, practice medicine or work on the Navajo Nation in any capacity- as well as young Navajos who seek a deeper understanding of their culture."
—Cindy Yurth, The Navajo Times

"In Sacred Narratives and Ceremonies, the authors lay the foundation of traditional Navajo beliefs and practices. They provide an inside perspective rarely discussed by non-medicine people and share the beauty and power of a system that unites humans to the holy beings—through teachings, rituals, materials, and daily behavior. This book is pure gold. It is full of traditional wisdom available to those wanting to understand Navajo culture as seen through the eyes of its elders. I highly recommend this book as a treasure trove for the Diné people."
—Clayton Long, participant/creator of the Navajo Rosetta Stone; Bilingual Education Director (retired), San Juan School District, Utah; and curriculum developer for the Navajo Nation

Robert S. McPherson is professor emeritus of history at Utah State University, Blanding Campus and has published widely on Navajo and Ute history and culture.

Perry Juan Robinson is from the highly traditional area of Piñon, Black Mesa, Arizona, with a strong family heritage of practicing medicine people. He has been a member of the Navajo Nation Medicine Man Association for over twenty years and continues to work as a hataali.

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  • Paperback Price: $24.99
  • Paperback ISBN: 979-8-6838-1393-2
  • Publication Month: November
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Pages: 237
  • Discount Type: Trade
  • Author: by Robert S. McPherson & Perry Juan Robinson
  • ECommerce Code: 979-8-6838-1393-2

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