Traditional Navajo homes are known as hogans and are constructed out of wooden poles, mud and tree bark. They typically have a conical frame made of sticks set at 45-degree angles. As of 2015, Navajo families also live in trailers or modern houses, but some still choose...
Common Navajo names for girls include Ajei, Chooli, Doli, Haloke and Haseya. Common Navajo names for boys include Hok'ee, Niyol, Tse, Kilchii and Bidziil. The Navajo believe that a name is the very first present that parents give to their child, so parents often give th...
Ajei, Chooli, Dibe, Yiska and Tahoma are examples of Navajo names. Their respective meanings are "my heart," "mountain," "lamb," "night has passed" and "water's edge." The first three names are female names, and the last two are male names.
People can find literature resources on Navajo culture through the Native Languages of the Americas website. Amazon.com also offers more than 2,000 books on the topic, including "The Scalpel and the Silver Bear" and "Historic Navajo Weaving 1800-1900."
Some of the major events in Navajo history include the tribe immigrating from northern Canada in 1400 AD, inhabiting the southern United States, first contact with European settlers, conflict and a 400-mile journey called the Long Walk. Another major event in Navajo his...
The Navajos used bows and arrows, spears, clubs, tomahawks, knives and sticks among their tools and weapons. Beyond these, they also used bolas and blowguns.
The Navajo Way contains four major ceremonies, which are called the Mountaintop Way, Grandfathers' Ceremony, the Enemy Way and the Lightning Way. The Blessing Way is a separate ritual used to complete each of the other four ceremonies.