Traditional life is alive and well
in the Navajo Nation. Venerable
Grandmothers continue to teach in time honored tradition, handing down
the Navajo Way from one generation to the
The people are wonderful storytellers. Stanley tells stories of
The People to kids today that he learned from his Grandmother and his
The little children play, and they
listen to learn the lessons taught by their elders.
High upon the Hopi mesas, a young
girl arises at dawn, preparing to enter a new stage of her life.
As she enters womanhood, her hair is worn in a butterfly style that
shows she is a maiden and eligible for marriage. During her puberty
ceremony she is taught that her life as a woman is precious but hard
During my visits into Native
America, I always find warm and caring people who welcome me always.
Following are some impressions that I was able to take away of The
People in everyday life, and during some special celebrations.
Dances are a celebration of life, a
celebration of The People. Take a minute to visit the Dances,
especially the beautiful hoop dance.
The People Dance
Feathers a gift from Poison
For another glimpse at The People,
a gallery, and
"The Ancients", a