Education: Indian Talk

The Navajos are no vanishing tribe. Second in numbers only to the Cherokees, they have increased tenfold in the last 150 years, now number 50,000 (total of U. S. Indian population: 351,000). They live on a 16,000,000-acre reservation—as big as Belgium and The Netherlands—in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah.

Isolated from the world, the Navajos have no paved roads, no movies, no electric lights, dwell in mud-&-log hogans, seldom leave their reservation. Because they have no cows, Navajo squaws nurse children many months after birth. Nearly three-quarters of the Navajos speak no English. In...

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