"Canyon of the Full Moon" is a story based on two years, 1863 to 1865, in the history of the Navaho. After earlier struggles with the United States Army, finally, in the spring of 1864, all Navaho were told to give themselves up and settle at Fort Sumner.
* Manuelito's Navaho name was Ashkii Diyinii, Holy Boy.
* Fort Sumner, is located in New Mexico and was used as a place of internment for the Navaho and Apache in 1864.
But, despite heap big trouble from the neighbours, 53-year-old Colin has turned his two-bedroomed home into a shrine to the Navaho Indians.
"We keep up with all the latest Red Indian developments by subscribing to the Navaho National News, which is printed in the States.
When Father Anselm wrote to Washington Matthews for advice, Matthews replied: "My opinion is that if you want to reach the hearts of the people and gain a permanent influence over them, you cannot too soon begin to learn the Navaho language."(21) The Franciscans began to write Navajo by inviting Navajos to eat with them and by recording the names of objects as their visitors pointed to them.
Weber says, "No longer did the Navaho visitors smile and chortle quite so exuberantly when the priests read back to them the new paper words."(23) This attempt by non-Native speakers to use the advice of Native speakers to modify their writing system was the first of many efforts to standardize a form of written Navajo.
Father Leopold Osterman, founder of the Chinle Mission, worked with Father Berard Haile to complete The Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language.(24) The dictionary contained definitions of words, classification of concepts, and descriptions of Navajo culture.
" Navahos have no freezers, so the stores do not stock frozens or ice cream.
It runs the same inserts in all newspapers except for those promoting its five stores in the Navaho Nation, but it can change ad prices for different areas.
One of its five Navaho Nation stores, in Window Rock, is a Prototype 6 unit, but the others are about 35,000 square feet.
Beneath the trappings of his functionalist methodology, one finds the same tragic vision in David Aberle's recently reissued The Peyote Re]igion among the Navaho