The Navajo Culture Movement

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The movement away from the conservative fifties started in the early sixties and continued to change the culture of American life. Young people wanted change, which affected education, values, lifestyles, laws, and entertainment. Rebellion and violence took part in this drastic change. People from different parts of the world had a great impact with this revolution. Although slavery limited the African Americans to live out their cultural traditions and other values, they managed to save it and over time, it was blended with European American culture. They have contributed literature, art, agricultural skills, foods, clothing styles, music, and language, social and technological improvement to American culture. After emancipation, African Americans’ sufferings have not yet ended, racism was another issue for them. They were discriminated because of color, race and national origin. During the late 1960s and 70s, public and private…show more content…
They lived in homes called hogans, which were made of wooden poles, tree bark, and mud. Most were built in the 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s, although older built homes do exist. A systematic government was needed in 1920s during the discovery of oil. In 1923, the Navajo established a tribal government, providing it to deal with American oil companies that want to rent Navajo land for exploration. Today, the Navajo accepts changes from the past and used it to have a promising future. Acknowledging the importance of education and economic success but keeping the value of Navajo belief of supporting family and community. The African Americans, Chinese Americans, Nigerians, and the Navajo had different challenges and accomplishments in the previous century. They faced many hardships, discriminations, and violence, which helped shape their culture and future. These people had contributed many things not just to America but to the whole world. They are all a great part of
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