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Navajo

Breakthrough Navajo
This beginning language audio/workbook program was developed by Alan Wilson, formerly Professor of Navajo Language at the University of New Mexico, with the assistance of native Navajo speakers. This self-study program will not only give instruction in the Navajo language, but will also provide a deep understanding of Navajo culture and lifestyle. 4 CDs (3 hours) and a 234 pp workbook.
$95  

Speak Navajo
This intermediate program features 2 CDs and a 167 page workbook and assumes the learner has some command of basic Navajo. Speak Navajo encompasses verb usage in all forms and tenses (present, past and future). The entire text is recorded by a native speaker as an aid to the correct pronunciation of the language. The program focuses on the use of vocabulary and structures relative to topics of daily living such as weaving, animal husbandry, tribal government and planting.
$95  

Talk Now! CD-ROM Course for Navajo
The Talk Now! series is for any language beginner who wants an entertaining self-study course to learn basic phrases, such as colors, numbers, food, shopping, and time. We have been selling this European-produced CD-ROM for a few years and find that it is highly praised by people from all over the world. Designed by language experts, Talk Now! includes great features like speak and repeat, interactive games, and digital recordings with native speakers. Interactive and fun, it is ideal for beginners and travelers. Test your knowledge with easy and hard quizzes and play a challenging memory game. Monitor your progress: keep your total score and print your own awards. You can also print your own picture dictionary for handy reference. On-screen help is available at all times in over 50 languages. Talk Now! runs on both Macintosh and Windows computers. Shipping weight 1 lb.
Special: Was $39 - now $29.95!
$29.95  
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In Search of History: Navajo Code Talkers (DVD, NTSC Region 1)
This DVD documentary from The History Channel tells of the Navajo Indians' contribution to the United States and the Allied Forces during World War II. Even though the U.S. military had been less than fair to the American Indians, these Navajo tribes were more than willing to enlist after the U.S. entered World War II in 1941. For communications between military personnel, the Navajo Indians used an ancient language that was unbreakable to enemies. This video shows interviews with military historians and surviving World War II veterans who talk about the Indians impact on the war. Some Navajo veterans also discuss their experiences in the Armed Forces and answer questions about the code that is so sophisticated, it is still used today. - Cecilia Cygnar, All Movie Guide All Movie Guide
$24.95  

Dine: A History of the Navajos
Peter Iverson, Monty Roessel
This comprehensive narrative traces the history of the Navajos from their origins to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Based on extensive archival research, traditional accounts, interviews, historic and contemporary photographs, and firsthand observation, it provides a detailed, up-to-date portrait of the Dine past and present that will be essential for scholars, students, and interested general readers, both Navajo and non-Navajo. As Iverson points out, Navajo identity is rooted in the land bordered by the four sacred mountains. At the same time, the Navajos have always incorporated new elements, new peoples, and new ways of doing things. The author explains how the Dine remember past promises, recall past sacrifices, and continue to build upon past achievements to construct and sustain North America’s largest native community. Provided is a concise and provocative analysis of Navajo origins and their relations with the Spanish, with other Indian communities, and with the first Anglo-Americans in the Southwest. Following an insightful account of the traumatic Long Walk era and of key developments following the return from exile at Fort Sumner, the author considers the major themes and events of the twentieth century, including political leadership, livestock reduction, the Code Talkers, schools, health care, government, economic development, the arts, and athletics. Monty Roessel (Navajo), an outstanding photographer, is Executive Director of the Rough Rock Community School. He has written and provided photographs for award-winning books for young people.

$45  

Navajo-English Dictionary
Leon Wall and William Morgan
This concise dictionary has a detailed section on Navajo pronunciation and features a comprehensive, modern vocabulary that includes useful everyday expressions. It is designed to aid Navajos learning English as well as English speakers interested in acquiring knowledge of Navajo. Paperback; 9,000 entries; 164 pages; 5 1/4 x 8 1/2.
$16.95  

Colloquial Navajo: A Dictionary
Robert W. Young and William Morgan
The largest of the Native American Tribes, 125,000 Navaho live primarily on reservations in Arizona and New Mexico and most still speak their native tongue. For idioms, interpretations of phrases are offered rather than literal translation of each word. This volume is ideal for Navahos interested in learning English, as well as English speakers interested in studying the Navaho language. Paperback; 10,000 entries; 461 pages; 5 x 7.
$24.95  

Laughter the Navajo Way - Literature on CD
Literature on audio recordings is a great way to learn and enjoy a language. This recording is in Navajo and contains entertaining Navajo stories read by native speakers. An English transcription with informative notes comes with the CD.
$99