New Deal Livestock Reduction

New Deal Livestock Reduction

When did sheep become central to Navajo social and economic lives?  What breeds did they raise?  What roles did they have in Navajo families and communities?  What were some of the Indian policy changes in the New Deal period? Why did the government forcibly reduce Navajo livestock in the 1930s?  This group of materials engage the impact of New Deal livestock reduction on Navajo families and their economy, as well as contemporary imperatives to save the Churro breed of sheep from extinction and re-educate the community on their care and cultural significance.

Community
Navajo
Category
Artistry, Navajo Rug Weaving, Economy, New Deal Livestock Reduction, Philosophy, Hozho: Land, Families, and Sheep
Summary
Final video documenting the Sheep is Life festival and the breed characteristics of the Navajo Churro sheep for the The Navajo Lifeway.
Navajo Indian with His Flock of Sheep (Orig. Title: Sheep Raising An Extensive Industry in Northern Arizona)
Community
Navajo
Category
Artistry, Navajo Rug Weaving, Economy, New Deal Livestock Reduction, Education, Little Herder series and New Deal Navajo Education, Spider Woman and Grandmothers, Philosophy, Hozho: Land, Families, and Sheep
Summary
Stereograph of Navajo sheep herders with a flock of sheep.