Hosteen Klah

Hosteen Klah

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hosteen Klah was a Navajo artist and medicine man. He documented aspects of Navajo religion and related ceremonial practices. He was also a master weaver. Hosteen Klah, also spelled Hastiin Klah, was born in 1867 at Bear Mountain, near Fort Wingate, New Mexico. His name essentially means Sir Left Handed in Navajo; in his youth, he was called Ahway Eskay (Aw ashkii). Hoksay Nolyae was his father and Ahson Tsosie, of the Ts taa anii Clan, was his mother.[1] Klah was born after the Navajos' return to their homelands from forced government internment at Bosque Redondo. Klah avoided attending government school; rather, he received training in the traditionally male realm of ceremonial practices (chanting and sandpainting) from his uncle. While most individuals master only one or two complete chants, Klah mastered at least eight.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136588234
  • 9786136588230