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Author Youngdahl, Jay.

Title Working on the railroad, walking in beauty : Navajos, Hzhq, and track work / Jay Youngdahl.

Imprint Logan : Utah State University Press, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (185 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary For over one hundred years, Navajos have gone to work in significant numbers on Southwestern railroads. As they took on the arduous work of laying and anchoring tracks, they turned to traditional religion to anchor their lives. Jay Youngdahl has used oral history and archival research to write a cultural history of Navajos' work on the railroad and the roles their religious traditions play in their lives of hard labor away from home.
Contents Life on the tracks -- Religion on the Rez -- A visit with a medicine man -- Adversaries and advocates -- How did Navajo men come to work for the railroads? -- Railroads, trading posts, and a fatal challenge to the RRB's system -- In the workers' words -- Anchoring and adaptability, fixed yet fluid.
Language English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Navajo Indians -- Employment.
Navajo Indians -- Social conditions.
Navajo Indians -- Religion.
Railroad construction workers -- Southwest, New -- History.
Railroads -- Southwest, New -- Employees -- History.
Southwest, New -- Race relations.
Southwest, New -- Politics and government.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- General.
HISTORY -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Navajo Indians -- Employment. (OCoLC)fst01034816
Navajo Indians -- Religion. (OCoLC)fst01034844
Navajo Indians -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01034847
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Railroad construction workers. (OCoLC)fst01088589
Railroads -- Employees. (OCoLC)fst01088904
Southwest, New. (OCoLC)fst01244556
HISTORY -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Gender & Ethnic Studies.
Social Sciences.
Ethnic & Race Studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Youngdahl, Jay. Working on the railroad, walking in beauty. Logan : Utah State University Press, 2011 9780874218534 (DLC) 2011034427 (OCoLC)747947300
ISBN 9780874218541 (electronic bk.)
0874218543 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613341488
AU@ 000051447161
CHNEW 000599850
CHNEW 000950731
CHVBK 483517690
DEBBG BV044118237
GBVCP 1008656321
GBVCP 896606139
NZ1 14249728

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