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Hosteen Klah: Navaho Medicine Man and Sand Painter

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Navaho medicine man and sand painter Hosteen Klah bridged the long span from the old days of tribal greatness and warfare to the new days of tribal greatness and warfare to the new days of change and adjustment. Thus the story of Klah told here is also the story of his prominent family and reflects nearly two hundred important years of Navaho history.
 
Klah’s great-grandfather, Narbona, was war chief of the Navahos during their heyday. His mother made the “Long Walk” to the Bosque Redondo (Fort Sumner). After Klah was born in 1867, one year before the treaty establishing the Navaho Reservation, his family moved back to their ancestral land and slowly regained their former wealth.
 
The most influential medicine man on the Reservation, Klah also became an expert weaver. Many of his sand-painting designs were woven on tapestries and so preserved, for he and no successor. The Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art at Santa Fe has its nucleus Klah’s tapestries, ceremonial effects, and drawings of his sand paintings.

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Navaho medicine man and sand painter Hosteen Klah bridged the long span from the old days of tribal greatness and warfare to the new days of tribal greatness and warfare to the new days of change and adjustment. Thus the story of Klah told here is also the story of his prominent family and reflects nearly two hundred important years of Navaho history.

About the Author

Franc Johnson Newcomb lived for twenty-five years on the Navajo Reservation at her husband's trading post, where Klah was their neighbor and friend. She wrote and lectured extensively on Navajo religion and symbolism and collected more than four hundred sand-painting sketches.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806110080
Author:
Newcomb, Franc
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Author:
Newcomb, Franc Johnson
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Sandpaintings
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Reissue
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 bandw illus., 1 map
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Navaho medicine man and sand painter Hosteen Klah bridged the long span from the old days of tribal greatness and warfare to the new days of tribal greatness and warfare to the new days of change and adjustment. Thus the story of Klah told here is also the story of his prominent family and reflects nearly two hundred important years of Navaho history.

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