Traditional navajo life is inseparable from religion, seeking to maintain balance between individuals and the universe and to live in harmony with nature. Navajo sandpainting, from religious act to commercial art university of new mexico press, 1991 (an excellent commentary on the change in cultural values. Information about the navajo indians for students and teachers covers food, homes, arts and crafts, weapons, culture what about navajo religion. Get this from a library sacred words : a study of navajo religion and prayer [sam d gill. Navajo traditions 1) navajo have a special tradition in weavingcaring for the sheep that provide the wool to “navajo religion a sacred way of life.
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