Navaho Trading Days

Navaho Trading Days

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In the 1920s and 1930s, Elizabeth Compton Hegemann traveled and worked as an Indian trader in remote areas of Arizona. She entertained numerous celebrities in spite of the necessity of bringing supplies from Flagstaff, a drive of several hours over mostly nonexistent dirt roads. She collected rare southwestern books, learned the Navaho language, how to spin and weave, and the intricacies of trade in wool, blankets, and pinon nuts. Her record of these years, especially the 318 photographs presented in this volume, provides a firsthand glimpse of Navaho and Hopi life in the years between World Wars I and II.There was nothing to get out-of-repair nor to display shabbiness. ... in the confines of the hogan to hold a coffee pot, an iron skillet, and enameled cups, but was not absolutely necessary. ... City, thought there might be some betterment in using a cast-iron wood stove in a hogan instead of the traditional open fire beneath theanbsp;...

Title:Navaho Trading Days
Author:Elizabeth Compton Hegemann
Publisher:UNM Press - 1963


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