Navajos

[ (nav-uh-hohz, nah-vuh-hohz) ]

A tribe of Native Americans, the most numerous in the United States. The Navajos have reservations in the Southwest.

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The Navajos were forced to move by United States troops under Kit Carson in 1864. They call the march, on which many died, the Long Walk.

notes for Navajos

Today, they are known for their houses, called hogans, made of logs and earth; for their work as ranchers and shepherds; and for their skill in weaving distinctive blankets and fashioning turquoise and silver jewelry.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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