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The History Of The Navajo Indians

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The Navajo Indians used to live in northwestern Canada and Alaska. 1,000 years ago the Navajo Indians traveled south, because there was more qualities they had seeked there. When the Navajo Indians traveled south there was a lot of oil in the 1940’s. Today the Navajo Indians are located in the Four Corners.
The marriage practices for the Navajo Indians are very unique. The bride must be bought with horses, sheep, or other valuable items. What many Navajo Indians used to use in the 40’s were love potions. These love potions include many plants and herbs in them, and were used to make someone fall in love with someone else. In many traditions for Navajo weddings they used a lot of plants and herbs. After the wedding ceremony they would have a big feast. The main food at the feast was always corn.
The most important food to the Navajo Indians was corn. The corn would come in many colors and could be eaten fresh, or dried and grounded. Many Navajo Indians would raise sheep for meat and wool. One of many favorite foods to the Navajo Indians was Mutton also known as meat for4m sheep. Also, another was fried bread. Only on special ceremonies food such as mush and bread made from corn meal may be eaten. Other foods such as, wild grapes, jack rabbits, wood rats, yucca fruit, wild potatoes, juniper, berries and mountain sheep were eaten all the time.
The houses Navajo Indians used to live in were called Hogan’s. A Hogan was made of logs, brush, and earth. The Navajo summer houses were also utilized and made of brush with a windbreak. The Navajo Indians are separated within two clans to live together. The two clans were immediate family and extended family.
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