[ (nav-uh-hohz, nah-vuh-hohz) ]
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A tribe of Native Americans, the most numerous in the United States. The Navajos have reservations in the Southwest.
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notes for Navajos
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.
Words nearby Navajos
NAV, Navaho, navaid, Navajo, Navajo Mountain, Navajos, naval, naval academy, naval architecture, naval brass, naval mine
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How to use Navajos in a sentence
He wooed and married her, and their children slew the giants that had destroyed the Navajos.Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete|Charles M. Skinner
Two nations alone would not respond to the invitation of the Apaches: they are the Comanches and the Navajos.The Pirates of the Prairies|Gustave Aimard
The Navajos possess numerous flocks of sheep, which though used for food, they kill only when requiring the wool for blankets.
The Navajos venerate the bear, and as before stated, never kill him nor touch any of his flesh.
Expeditions are sometimes organized against the Navajos for the recovery of stolen property.