Item #23216 Origin Legend of the Navaho Flintway, Text and Translation. Father Berard Haile.
Origin Legend of the Navaho Flintway, Text and Translation

Origin Legend of the Navaho Flintway, Text and Translation

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1943.

First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 319 pp, approximately 11 x 8.25 inches, with text in Navajo and English (introduction and notes in English only), a few line drawings, in original cardstock wrappers. One corner heavily bumped, binding sound, text unmarked. Haile (1874-1861) was a leading authority on Navajo culture and helped devise a written alphabet for the Navajo language. This volume includes text and translations of 67 actual chants for different Navaho ceremonial flintways and chantways collected by Haile in during field studies in 1929-31.

Item #23216

Price: $150.00

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