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On the Road: Hopi Mesas, Canyon de Chelly, and Monument Valley-Exploring Lands of the Hopi & Navajo

Program Number: 18591RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/23/2013 - 9/29/2013; 9/20/2014 - 9/26/2014; 10/18/2014 - 10/24/2014; 3/29/2015 - 4/4/2015; 4/10/2015 - 4/16/2015;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Price starting at: $1,099.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: On the Road; Native American Studies
Meals: 18; 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Stay on both the Navajo and Hopi reservations and immerse yourself in these cultures with exposure to native speakers and artisans who share insights into their life ways. Visit the Hopi village of Old Oraibi atop a windswept mesa. At Canyon de Chelly, field trips visit both North and South rims and the inner Canyon. Experience Monument Valley’s iconic formations and sweeping vistas.




Highlights

• Enjoy two Navajo-led 4x4 adventures to see ruins, petroglyphs and natural beauty.
• Enjoy a docent-led field trip to Phoenix’ famed Heard Museum, telling the stories of the Native American peoples of the Southwest.
• Visit Hubble Trading Post and hear from both Navajo and Hopi speakers about their enduring cultures and modern challenges.



Activity Particulars

Field trips require ability to walk 1/2 mile at a time, 1 mile total daily. Trails are sometimes uneven on packed dirt with little elevation change. Optional longer hike at Canyon de Chelly to Anasazi ruin site. Elevations up to 7,300 feet.




Date Specific Information

9-20-2014, 10-18-2014

This date will visit The Museum Of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff with its extensive collection of artifacts and natural history specimens from the Colorado Plateau.



4-10-2015

On this departure the Heard Museum hosts the annual 'A Gathering of Carvers: Katsina Doll Marketplace'. Participants will enjoy musical performances and carving demonstrations as well as a visit to the museum.



Itinerary Summary

Arrival Phoenix, 1 night; Second Mesa, 2 nights; Chinle, 2 nights; Cameron, 1 night; Phoenix, departure.



Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.




Canyon de Chelly

Canyon de Chelly’s isolation and geology offer a sense of the elemental and serene. Canyon walls rise to 1,000 feet above the flat canyon floor, protecting it from easy discovery and harsh weather, while the preserved ruins of the Puebloan peoples who began building here 900 years ago underscore 20 centuries of near-continuous human habitation.



Sonoran Desert

The Sonoran Desert is one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America, covering parts of Arizona, California and Mexico. Plants that thrive in the harsh conditions here include the giant saguaro cactus, which grows nowhere else. Noted Sonoran Desert wildlife includes the Gila monster, western diamondback rattlesnake and desert tortoise.



Hopi Reservation

The Hopi Reservation in Arizona is home to the Hopi people, who continue to live on this land where they have long “maintained [their] sacred covenant with the ancient caretaker of the earth, to live as peaceful and humble farmers respectful of the land and its resources.” The reservation encompasses 12 villages spread over 2,531 square miles.



Scottsdale

An affluent city adjacent to Phoenix, Scottsdale enjoys an annual average of more than 330 days of sunshine, a factor that, along with the area’s wide-open desert landscape, makes the city a haven for golfers. Scottsdale’s vibrant nightlife and busy hotel scene are balanced out by its proximity to mountain areas popular with outdoor enthusiasts.



Phoenix

Phoenix is a thriving metropolis surrounded by majestic mountains. Along with the visual beauty of the land, the city has a rich heritage of Native American and Hispanic cultures. Native American and western expansion influences are seen in the art and architecture of Phoenix, and an abundance of museums and art galleries showcase the culture.



Accommodations
Phoenix: Modern hotel with free airport shuttle. Second Mesa: Hopi Cultural Center, motel on the Hopi Reservation. Chinle: Hotel adjacent to Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Cameron: Inn and Trading Post on southwestern corner of the Navajo Reservation.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Richard Stephens

Rich has been director of Northern Arizona University’s highly popular Road Scholar programs since 2001. He previously spent many years in the field as a program coordinator and group leader, where he honed his skills and learned the importance of detailed, pre-trip planning. Before making his home in Arizona’s spectacular red-rock country, Rich spent 10 years in Yosemite National Park and the Santa Cruz mountains as an environmental educator.
 
Ray Coin

A member of the Hopi tribe, Ray Coin is from the Third Mesa village of Bacavi on the Hopi Reservation in northeast Arizona. His father worked at the Museum of Northern Arizona, and while growing up, Ray and his siblings rubbed elbows with the geologists, archaeologists, ecologists and palaeontologists doing field work at the museum during the summer months. Ray has been sharing his Hopi culture with Road Scholar participants since 1993.
 
Dorothy Ami

Dorothy Ami is a well-respected Hopi potter. Her demonstrations detail the pottery making process — from gathering the clay to tempering, coiling a piece, making the paints from nature, painting with a yucca brush and firing.
 
William Yazzie

William Yazzie is a Navajo from Canyon de Chelly. Arizona, who grew up in both traditional Navajo and modern ways. He has spent the last 24 years working for the National Park Service — specializing in law enforcement — in Mesa Verde National Park, Bandelier National Monument and at Canyon de Chelly National Monument. William learned singing and drumming from his late father, and loves sharing the gift of Navajo music and dance with people of all nations.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and Suites
  Scottsdale, Arizona 1 night
   Hopi Cultural Center
  Hopi Indian Reservation (Second Mesa) 2 nights
   Canyon de Chelly / Chinle Holiday Inn
  Chinle, AZ 2 nights
   Cameron Trading Post
  Cameron, AZ 1 night
 Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and Suites
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Twenty five acre resort green landscaped on the Sonora Desert at the foot of Camelback Mountain in uptown Scottsdale, AZ.
  Contact info: 6160 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253 USA
phone: 480-991-1414
web: www.scottsdalecottonwoods.com
  Room amenities: Plush top mattress, separate vanity area, mini refrigerator, coffee and tea station, work desk, wifi, whitewashed wood beamed ceilings, safes in every room, microwaves available in suits or upon request.
  Facility amenities: Fitness center, 2 outdoor pools, 2 outdoor whirlpool spas, tennis courts, shuffleboard, jogging, fitness and nature trails, hammocks, Borgata Shopping Center steps away.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: Seasonal Rates vary widely; winter/spring is peak season with rates from $150 - $250/night.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM

 Hopi Cultural Center
Type: Motel
  Description: Being part of the overall Hopi Cultural Center, the motel is in the center of cultural and economic events on the Hopi Reservation.
  Contact info: US Highway 264
Second Mesa, AZ 86043 USA
phone: 928-734-2401
web: www.hopiculturalcenter.com/
  Room amenities: Satellite TV, individually controlled AC/heat, phone, clock radio, individual bath, free wifi.
  Facility amenities: On site restaurant, museum, native arts and crafts workshops and vending areas.
  Smoking allowed: No

 Canyon de Chelly / Chinle Holiday Inn
Type: Motel
  Description: Located on the high desert of the Colorado Plateau, the Holiday Inn Chinle stands at the entrance to Canyon de Chelly National Monument. The canyon is the second largest in the USA. In huge hollows at the base of the canyon's vertical walls, ancient cliff dwellings of the Anasazi people stand well preserved since their construction more than 10 centuries ago. Petroglyphs both in and near the ruins clearly depict events of the canyon's early inhabitants. The remote location deep within the Navajo Nation removes it from the impact of the modern world and retains the canyon's sense of timelessness.
  Contact info: Indian Rt 7
Chinle, AZ 86503 USA
phone: 928-674-5000
web: www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/chinle/chnaz/hoteldetail
  Room amenities: AC, coffee/tea makers, remote control cable TV. Free high speed internet access in rooms; bring your own laptop. Limited cell phone service available in Chinle / Canyon de Chelly. No in-room refrigerators - one refrigerator available at the desk.
  Facility amenities: 108 guest rooms. Full service restaurant featuring authentic American Indian cuisine and traditional American fare. Room service available. Gift shop with authentic Native American art and jewelry. Fax service. Seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Guest laundromat. Limited cell phone service available in Canyon de Chelly / Chinle.
  Smoking allowed: Yes

 Cameron Trading Post
Type: Motel
  Description: Adjacent to the Cameron Trading Post, the Inn is in the hub of activity for the western Navajo Reservation. It features an operating trading post with Native American arts and crafts.
  Contact info: 466 N US Highway 89
Cameron, AZ 86020 USA
phone: 928-679-2231
web: www.camerontradingpost.com/
  Room amenities: Satellite remote control TV, wi-fi, individually controlled AC/heat, phone, clock radio, irons, coffee/tea maker. Refrigerators and microwaves are available in suites.
  Facility amenities: On site restaurant, convenience store, gas station, ATM.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights after: Seasonal. Contact the Cameron Inn for the rates applicable to your stay.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
On-site registration at 4:30-5:15 PM in hotel meeting room. You will be staying at Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and Suites that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends with airport drop off by 1:00 PM, followed by a drop off at the starting hotel. You will be staying at Cameron Trading Post the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. None
  Parking availability:
Free parking at hotel for the duration of the program.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Scottsdale, Arizona
  Nearest city or town:  Tempe and Phoenix, Arizona
  Nearest highway: Highway 101 and Highway 202.
  Nearest airport:  Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl.
  From End of Program
  Location:  Deaprtures
Travel Details
 

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport from Last Location

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
NAU Road Scholar

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Included in program.
Prices are subject to change.

   

NAU transportation will stop at Phoenix Airport followed by a stop at starting location.

 

Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Super Shuttle
phone: 800-258-3826
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$17
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

12 miles

   

Must have prepaid reservations - by internet at www.supershuttle.com, scroll to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl Airport, or by phone at 800-258-3826. After you claim your luggage at Sky Harbor Airport, proceed to the outer island marked “Van Service.” A uniformed SuperShuttle Guest Service Representative will arrange transportation to your destination.

 
Driving Directions
  Phoenix - Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort from I-10 Eastbound Stay on I-10 through downtown Phoenix. Merge onto Loop 202 toward Tempe / Mesa. Take Loop 101 North toward Scottsdale. Stay on 101 North until the Indian BEND (NOT Indian School) exit and turn left. At the traffic light on Scottsdale Road, turn left and get into the right lane on Scottsdale Road. Just south of Lincoln Dr, the resort will be on your right. You will turn right onto "Rose Lane", follow it left around an immediate bend in the road, and the resort lobby and parking is on your left. Do note that you should leave your luggage in the car as once you check into the hotel and register for the program, you will then drive a short distance to park for walking access to your room.
  Phoenix - Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort from I-10 Westbound Stay on I-10 west to the US 60 and exit east toward Mesa / Globe. Stay on US 60 east about 3 miles to Loop 101 north toward Scottsdale. Continue on Loop 101 North to Indian BEND (NOT Indian School) exit and turn left. At the traffic light on Scottsdale Road, turn left and get into the right lane on Scottsdale Road. Just south of Lincoln Dr, the resort will be on your right. You will turn right onto "Rose Lane", follow it left around an immediate bend in the road, and the resort lobby and parking is on your left. Do note that you should leave your luggage in the car as once you check into the hotel and register for the program, you will then drive a short distance to park for walking access to your room.
  Phoenix - Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort from I-17 Southbound Take the I-17 south to the Loop 101 East exit. Continue on Loop 101 East until the Indian Bend (NOT Indian School) exit and turn right. At the traffic light on Scottsdale Road, turn left and get into the right lane on Scottsdale Road. Just south of Lincoln Road, the resort will be on your right. You will turn right onto "Rose Street", follow it left around an immediate bend in the road, and the resort lobby and parking is on your left. Do note that you should leave your luggage in the car as once you check into the hotel and register for the program, you will then drive a short distance to park for walking access to your room.
Elevation Note: Up to 7,000 feet. Those with heart/lung concerns should consult a physician before attending.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Registration/Program Orientation and Introductions
(Monday, September 23)
   
 Afternoon: On site program registration from 4:30 - 5:15 PM in the hotel meeting room.
 Dinner: Dinner will be at the Restaurant on site at the Cottonwoods Resort. Entrées will vary nightly and always include a vegetarian option. Entrée examples include chicken w/provincial herbs, stuffed jumbo pasta shells, Creole cornbread catfish fillets, etc. Entrées come with soup or salad, steamed seasonal veggies, assorted rolls, drink and a light desert.
 Evening: Your coordinator will lead a session of introductions and orientation, followed by questions and answers.
   
Accommodations: Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and Suites
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Visit Heard Museum travel from Phoenix to Hopi Mesas.
(Tuesday, September 24)

Note: Docent guided walking tour of Heard Museum



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a continental breakfast buffet at the resort, including one hot entree item (scrambled eggs, bacon burrito, croissant sandwich), fruit, whole grain breads, oatmeal, coffee/tea, juices, etc.
 Morning: Bring all luggage to the Bus or Van for loading. Enjoy a docent lead tour of the Heard Museum. Since its founding by Dwight and Maie Heard in 1929, the Heard Museum has grown in size and stature to become recognized internationally for the quality of its collections, its educational programming and its festivals. Dedicated to the sensitive and accurate portrayal of Native arts and cultures, the Heard is an institution that successfully combines the stories of American Indian people from a personal perspective with the beauty of art. Through innovative programs, world-class exhibitions and unmatched festivals, the Heard Museum sets the standard nationally for collaborating with Native people to present first-person voices. Partnerships with American Indian artists and tribal communities provide visitors with a distinctive perspective about the art and cultures of Native people, especially those from the Southwest.
 Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: Depart Phoenix and ascend from the Basin and Range region towards the San Fransisco Peaks and the Colorado Plateau. On our way to the Hopi Mesas begin our discussion of Hopi Culture.
 Dinner: Dinner at the Hopi Cultural Center restaurant. Vegetarian options include salad, hopi bean taco, grilled cheese and cottage cheese.
 Evening: After dinner, enjoy a Hopi culture presentation by a Hopi Native. Topics could include the Hopi's creation story, how they came to reside on their present day lands on the mesas in northeastern Arizona, the Hopi Ceremonial cycle, Hopi land issues, or other Hopi art or culture presentations.
   
Accommodations: Hopi Cultural Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Hopi Mesas. Cultural talk, art demonstration, village tour.
(Wednesday, September 25)

Note: Walking tour of Oraibi village



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in Hopi Cultural Center restaurant.
 Morning: Enjoy an art demonstration of traditional Hopi craft by an artisan. Your demonstration will either be on traditional basket weaving, Kachina Doll carving, or silver smithing.
 Lunch: Lunch in the Hopi Cultural Center restaurant. Vegetarian options available.
 Afternoon: After lunch, tour EITHER Oraibi or Walpi each is one of the oldest continuously inhabited villages in the United States. Oraibi, also referred to as Old Oraibi, is located on Third Mesa on the Hopi Reservation near Kykotsmovi Village. Your exposure to Oraibi is a chance to see and feel the pulse of a Hopi Village. Not typically open to tourist's, we ask that all participants remain sensitive to their surroundings and the cultural beliefs of the locals. Please no photography during this visit. The village of Walpi is a living village where the homes are passed down through matrilineal clan lineage. Just as it has been over the centuries, there is no electricity or running water in the old village of Walpi. You will witness life as it has been lived over the centuries and you will also learn about the contemporary life of the First Mesa Villages which includes economic development and cultural preservation.
 Dinner: Dinner at the Hopi Cultural Center restaurant. Vegetarian options include salad, hopi bean taco, grilled cheese and cottage cheese.
 Evening: Review your experience with the Hopi with an open Q and A session with a Hopi member.
   
Accommodations: Hopi Cultural Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Navajo Culture / Canyon de Chelly South Rim Tour
(Thursday, September 26)

Note: Several short walks to rim viewpoints



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a breakfast buffet at the Hopi Cultural Center
 Morning: Depart the Hopi Reservation after breakfast. Our journey to Canyon de Chelly will take us through some of the wildly stark and expansive lands of the Hopi and Navajo Reservations. Enroute we will visit the Hubble Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado, Arizona, where you will step back in time and experience history first hand. Feel the old wooden floor give slightly and squeak beneath your feet as you enter the oldest, continuously operating trading post on the Navajo Nation. As your eyes adjust to the dim lighting of the "bullpen" you might catch the trader negotiating a deal with a Native American artist for their art. John Lorenzo Hubbell purchased a trading post here in 1878, and Hubbell family members operated this trading post until it was sold to the National Park Service in 1965. .
 Lunch: Lunch in Canyon de Chelly at Garcia's Restaurant. The restaurant features a casual southwestern atmosphere that serves local native american and regional cuisines.
 Afternoon: Visit the Canyon de Chelly National Monument Visitor Center's excellent exhibits. Then take the guided tour of the canyon's South Rim with stops at overlooks including Spider Rock, a formation which has great symbolism in Navajo cosmology.
 Dinner: Dinner at Garcia's, featuring a casual southwestern atmosphere that serves local native american and regional cuisines.
 Evening: Hear a presentation on the history of the Dine' (Navajo) people and their special connection to Canyon de Chelly.
   
Accommodations: Canyon de Chelly / Chinle Holiday Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Canyon de Chelly North Rim Tour, and inner canyon tour via 4 wheel drive .
(Friday, September 27)

Note: Several short walks to rim viewpoints; short walks in sand during 4WD adventure.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a breakfast buffet at Garcia's.The buffet includes, on alternating days: 2 types of eggs; pancakes or biscuits & gravy; corned beef hash or bacon/sausage; cream of wheat, whole/cut fruit, cereal.
 Morning: Board the bus for the morning tour of Canyon de Chelly's starkly beautiful North Rim and viewpoints with many views into Canyon del Muerto; or enjoy a lecture on Navajo culture.
 Lunch: Traditional Navajo lunch buffet at Garcia's restaurant in hotel.
 Afternoon: After lunch, participants will meet 4WD trip into Canyon de Chelly with certified Navajo guides. Travel into the canyon on this afternoon's tour of Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto's ruins, sandstone cliffs and canyons, petroglyphs and stunning scenery.
 Dinner: Dinner at Garcia's Restaurant.
 Evening: Enjoy a free evening to relax.
   
Accommodations: Canyon de Chelly / Chinle Holiday Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: 4 wheel drive tour of Monument Valley, visit Goulding's Trading Post
(Saturday, September 28)

Note: Several short walks to viewpoints on 4wd tour in Monument Valley



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a breakfast buffet at Garcia's.The buffet includes, on alternating days: 2 types of eggs; pancakes or biscuits & gravy; corned beef hash or bacon/sausage; cream of wheat, whole/cut fruit, cereal.
 Morning: After breakfast, depart Canyon de Chelly for Monument Valley. Enjoy a four wheel drive tour of the backroads of Monument Valley with a Navajo guide. We explore all of the famous monuments including views of the Mittens, plus we visit the Monument’s restricted area. This area contains many rock windows and arches of unique shapes and sizes. Unparalleled photo opportunities in one of the West’s most photographed destinations.
 Lunch: Picnic Lunches.
 Afternoon: Depart Goulding's Trading Post after the tour for Cameron Trading Post.Drive through a scenic section of the Navajo Reservation past Comb Ridge, Tsegi Canyon, Black Mesa, the Elephant Feet, Tuba City, The Little Colorado River Canyon, the northern end of the Painted Desert, and wide open sweeping vistas.
 Dinner: You'll choose from two entrees at the Cameron Inn Restaurant including Navajo taco, chicken florentine, chef's salad, beef stew and more. A salad and dessert are included every evening. The restaurant is decorated with beautiful Navajo rugs, baskets, Tiffany glass cabinets and pottery and has an antique pressed tin ceiling.
 Evening: Program wrap-up, reflections on the week, and farewells.
   
Accommodations: Cameron Trading Post
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Depart to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and starting hotel for program conclusion.
(Sunday, September 29)
   
 Breakfast: Choose from a number of breakfast selections at the Cameron Inn Restaurant. Eggs, oatmeal, waffles, toast and bacon are among the choices. Coffee or tea and juice included.
 Morning: Board our motorcoach or van for the the trip to the Phoenix Airport(arrive by 1:00 PM), followed by a stop at the first program hotel.
 Lunch: Sack Lunch provided during drive to Phoenix.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Scottsdale, Arizona General
All of the cultural, sporting and shopping opportunities available in the 4 million resident Valley of the Sun are available via rental car, cab or the Phoenix bus system.
  Cameron, AZ General Overview
Within 2 hours of Cameron: Sinagua ruins at Wupatki National Monument & Walnut Canyon National Monument, Grand Canyon National Park, Sunset Crater National Monument, Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area, Lowell Observatory, Museum of Northern Arizona, Northern Arizona University. For additional information, visit www.nau.edu/Road Scholar
  Chinle, AZ Hiking in Canyon de Chelly: The White House Ruins Trail
This unforgettable hiking opportunity is not to be missed for those active people who want to see the canyon from top to bottom. The hike provides breathtaking views of the massive red cliffs with their caves and hollows and an amazing tree tunnel at the bottom near the ruin. The trail (1.5-miles each way) drops some 600 feet from the trailhead to the ruin. This is a well maintained and "manicured" trail. The trip down is more of an easy walk. The return is strenuous but there are adequate rest stops, with benches.
  Horseback Riding
Ride horseback accompanied by a Native America Guide onto the floor of Canyon de Chelly. Approximate cost is $20 per hour per person plus $20 per guide per group; cost will depend on number of participants. 2 hour minimum. Justin’s Horse Rental (928) 674-5678. For additional information, visit www.totsoniiranch.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Dine Bahane: The Navajo Creation Story


Author: Zolbrod, Paul G


Description: This is the most complete version of the Navajo creation story to appear in English since Washington Matthews' Navajo Legends of 1847. Zolbrod's new translation renders the power and delicacy of the oral storytelling performance on the page through a poetic idiom appropriate to the Navajo oral tradition. Zolbrod's book offers the general reader a vivid introduction to Navajo culture. For students of literature this book proposes a new way of looking at our literary heritage.



Diné: A History of the Navajos


Author: Iverson, Peter; Roessel, Monty


Description: This comprehensive narrative traces the history of the Navajos from their origins to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Based on extensive archival research, traditional accounts, interviews, historic and contemporary photographs, and firsthand observation, it provides a detailed, up-to-date portrait of the Diné past and present that will be essential for scholars, students, and interested general readers, both Navajo and non-Navajo.



Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West


Author: Poling-Kempes, Lesley


Description: Interviews, historical research, and photos recreate the Harvey Girl experience of women who came to the west to work as waitresses, but many stayed and settled, founding cattle and mining towns. 320pp



Me and Mine: The Life Story of Helen Sekaquaptewa


Author: Udall, Louise


Description: An energetic Hopi woman emerges from a traditional family background to embrace the more conventional way of life in American today. Enchanting and enlightening—a rare piece of primary source anthropology. 262 pp



Native Roads : The Complete Motoring Guide to the Navajo and Hopi Nations


Author: Kosik, Frank


Description: Using the mile markers of the US, Arizona, and Navajo highways and routes running through the Navajo and Hopi nations as her organizing principle, the author offers a travel guide to the sites found in the area. Natural, historical, and cultural points of interest are covered, along with some information on lodging and services. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR 304pp



Roadside Geology of Arizona


Author: Chronic, Halka


Description: The 18th printing of this book in the Roadside Geology Series offers a mini-course in geology, focusing on what can be seen from Arizona highways. Although written especially for those with little or no geologic training, there's plenty here for the professional geologist as well--a great introduction to Arizona and its past. Geologic terms are defined where first used and again in the glossary. Inside the front cover is a legend to geological symbols and abbreviations commonly used by geologists. 321pp



The Fourth World of the Hopis: The Epic Story of the Hopi Indians As Preserved in Their Legends and Traditions


Author: Courlander, Harold


Description: Folklorist Courlander traces Hopi legends from the tribe’s search through the wilderness for its home location to its settling on the Hopi Mesas and development thereafter. 239pp



Traveling Indian Arizona


Author: O'Brien, Anne


Description: This empowering guide introduces readers to the Native American communities of Arizona. Traveling Indian Arizona covers the etiquette, present-day culture, traditions, cuisine, and arts of contemporary Arizona Native Americans. With this attractive illustrated book in hand, tourists will be prepared to explore the state's 21 tribal communities. 320pp



Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers


Author: Kawano, Kenji


Description: The American offensive in the Pacific during World War II [was] hampered by the Japanese ability to crack the most secret U.S. Codes. Navajo was virtually unknown outside the reservations, ... and [their] code proved uncrackable. Kenji Kawano's striking photographs capture the quiet dignity of the surviving veterans as they recall their actions --Los Angeles Times 128 pp





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