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The Nightway A History and a History of Documentation of a Navajo Ceremonial

by Faris, James.C

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New Mexico: The University of New Mexico Press, 1994. The Nightway chant is a Navajo healing ceremonial that extends over several days and incorporates songs, prayers, sandpaintings and the use of sacred material objects such as masks. This is the first substantive study of the ceremonial in fifty years, the text traces the history and genealogies of Nightway medicine men together with the history of the recording and documentation of the chantway by non-Navajo observers. 22 colour plates of previously unpublished sandpainting reproduction. Slight rubbing and chipping on joints of spine at back towards head and slight rubbing to edges.288pp.. ISBN: 082631564X. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. NAVAJO INDIANS RITES CEREMONIES NORTH AMERICA.


  • Bookseller: Fireside Bookshop GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 001628
  • Title: The Nightway A History and a History of Documentation of a Navajo Ceremonial
  • Author: Faris, James.C
  • Book condition: Used
  • Edition: First Paperback Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10:082631564X
  • ISBN 13:9780826315649
  • Publisher: The University of New Mexico Press
  • Place: New Mexico
  • Date published: 1994
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / Native American;


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