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FC: Lost with the Navajo

1: Max and Lance were on trip to an Indian reservation with their parents when their car broke down.

2: The kids ran off before their parents could tell them to stop. They looked for the car after playing but all they saw was a man walking toward them.

3: The man was very nice to the children and offered them a blanket. They told him what happened and the man said he would take them to the reservation. Once they got there they gave the man back his blanket but he told them to keep it since there were plenty more where that came from.

4: The man introduces himself as Bidziil. He showed them where they could sleep inside his hogan and told the kids he was a Navajo Indian. Bidziil told them there was a ceremony being held for an ill Navajo. | At the ceremony men wore headdresses with feathers on them. After the ceremony they went to feed animals and Bidziil told them the Navajo use to steal the livestock from the white men and also their crops because they didn't farm. What they didn't steal they hunted and fished for with the children.

5: Once back at the hogan Bidziil told the kids the hogan next to theirs was his wife's parents but after her father died they tore it down. "Navajo fear death, and destroy what will bring it. Come, meet my wife." His wife was weaving a blanket just like Bidziil's and wearing a deerskin dress. She told them about how she was raised as a Pueblo and many Pueblos married Navajos. She also showed them sand paintings made on their hogan floor.Then Biidzill took the children to a shack. He told them many silversmiths worked there, and made jewelry. One of the first silversmiths was Herrero Delgado.

6: Bidziil showed the kids some of the tribes' weapons. He showed them fire arrows, muskets, swords, sabers, spears and hatchets. And he grabbed a spindle for his wife's weaving. For dinner Bidziil's wife cook deer and corn. She also gave the boys another blanket so they would each have one.

7: The next day the kids were happy to see their parents. They saw Bidziil in his breech cloth. Their tour guide kept talking but the boys wouldn't listen. They knew everything they wanted to about the Navajo Tribe.

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