The Development of Capitalism in The Navajo Nation

The Development of Capitalism in the Navajo Nation traces the development of three industries during the period 1850 - 1980 that were widespread among Navajo people. These industries are sheep herding, rug weaving, and jewelry making. There is a focus on the role of military conquest, federal government policy, and private traders who were tied into national and international commerce. More

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About Lawrence David Weiss

Lawrence David Weiss PhD has lived in Anchorage Alaska since 1982. He formerly taught sociology and public health at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and has been the executive director of two nonprofit organizations engaged in public health and social policy matters. He is the author of several books and numerous papers on topics such as the economic history of the Navajo people; public health issues, policy, and systems; and Alaska gold rush era history. Weiss is the founder of Kennyhill Publishing Company which was established with a focus on American Southwest and Northwest historical works produced as electronic publications.

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