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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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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 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode
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
Ethnic & Race Studies.
Gender & Ethnic Studies.
HISTORY -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Social Sciences.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
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.)
9781607327172
1607327171
9780874218534
0874218535
9780874218589
0874218586
9786613341488
6613341487
1283341484
9781283341486
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