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Published: 09 March 2017

248 Pages


ISBN: 9780190639853

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Guided by the Mountains

Navajo Political Philosophy and Governance

Michael Lerma, Foreword by Avery Denny, and Afterword by Robert Yazzie

  • The first book to present Indigenous philosophy as the foundation behind traditional and contemporary governance
  • Incorporates both visual interpretations (in the form of schema) and narrative accounts on traditional and contemporary Diné institutions of government from Dine philosophers to explain how Diné governance institutions operated during Pre-Contact and Post-Contact times
  • Advances a coherent analysis of Navajo institutions, while also providing a first-time normative account of Diné philosophy

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