The American Indian Collection 5: Seasons of the Navajo (1984)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Interpersonal Relationships, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Originally aired on PBS in 1984, this documentary depicts one year in the life of a modern, extended Navajo family, contrasting the inherited routines of the older generation with the assimilationist lives of the younger. The grandparents, Chauncey and Dorothy Neboyia, live in a traditional Navajo manner, farming, weaving, and tending sheep. Their hogan has no running water or electricity. Their adult children live in a modern house, and the grandchildren go to a modern public school. Narrated by Will Lyman, much of the video is presented in Navajo, with English subtitles. Highlights include footage of Arizona's Monument Valley.

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family, Native-American, Navajo, tradition, tribe, America