The Navajo and the Animal People
Native American Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Ethnozoology
This text examines the traditional Navajo relationship to the natural world. Specifically, how the tribe once related to a category of animals they collectively referred to as the "ones who hunt." These animals, like Native Americans, were once viewed as impediments to progress requiring extermination.
Steve Pavlik teaches Native American studies and Native environmental science at Northwest Indian College. He is the author or editor of four books including "Destroying Dogma."
318 pp ~ illustrated — ©2014