The role of bears and bear ceremonialism in Navajo Orthodox traditional lifeway

@inproceedings{Pavlik1997TheRO,
  title={The role of bears and bear ceremonialism in Navajo Orthodox traditional lifeway},
  author={Steve Pavlik},
  year={1997}
}
Abstract The Navajos, who now number over 200,000 in population, are the largest, and one of the most culturally intact Indian tribes in North America. Reigning over a reservation of some 25,000 square miles in size, the Navajos, like many other tribal people have long respected and honored bears as being fellow “being” with whom they share the land. Because of the bears power, intelligence, acute senses, and physical features which closely resemble that of a human, they have also played a… CONTINUE READING