A Navajo Journey

Film/Collection name :

A Navajo Journey

Creator :

John Colby

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16mm sound color (652 feet)

Content Description :

Edited film describes life on the Navajo Reservation. Scenes include women weaving, grinding corn and caring for children (baby is bound into cradle board) and men herding, hoeing corn, silversmithing, and washing and binding their hair. Also shows Navajo Rodeo (encampments, stinger and bronco riding, wild cow milking and horse racing), trading post at entrance to Monument Valley (exchanging rug for goods), Ganado Mission, workers in uranium mine and scenic views of Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly. Efforts to deal with lack of water is discussed in narration. 1952

Archive name :

National Anthropological Film Collection in the National Anthroplogical Archives (formerly the Human Studies Film Archives) – Smithsonian Institution

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