Harold Morgan – Navajo Oral History

Harold Morgan – Navajo Tribal Council Liaison

 Living History

Harold Morgan - Navajo Oral History

Photo by Tom Grier/Navajo Oral History Project.

Harold Morgan lives with his family in Sawmill, Arizona. He is a thoughtful and deeply spiritual man who has faithfully served the Navajo Nation for nearly three decades as Legislative Assistant to the Navajo Tribal Council.

Harold Morgan - Bell

Harold Morgan rang the bell 21 times to start the Navajo Council meetings.
Photo by Tom Grier/Navajo Oral History Project.

During this time, Harold has worked under seven Tribal Chairmen or Presidents and helped Navajo Nation governing leaders through periods of transition.

This documentary film was researched, photographed, edited and produced by students of Winona State University (Winona, Minnesota) and Diné College (Tsaile, Arizona, Navajo Nation) during summer 2011.

It contains stories Harold Morgan of Sawmill, Arizona, told the students during several hours of interviews about his life.

Project completed by:
Lionel Harvey – DC
Alyssa Reimers – WSU
Michael Ruka – WSU

This documentary film is archived at the Navajo Nation MuseumNavajo Nation LibraryWinona State University Library, and Diné College Library, and will be archived at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

The film is part of the Navajo Oral History project, a multi-year collaboration between the Winona State UniversityMass Communication Department and Diné College– The official Tribal College of the Navajo Nation

John Kinsel, Sr.- Navajo Code Talker

John Kinsel Sr.- Navajo Code Talker

John Kinsel - Navajo Code Talker-05-20-10

Photo by Tom Grier/Navajo Oral History Project.


Navajo Oral History Project

John Kinsel Sr. was born in 1921 and raised on the Navajo Nation in Lukachukai, Arizona.  During his last months of high school, in 1942, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

John Kinsel - Navajo Code Talker -22-05-20-10

Photo by Tom Grier/Navajo Oral History Project.

After he graduated, John enlisted in the U.S. Marines. During his time in World War II, 1942-1945, he was a Navajo Code Talker in the 3rd Marine Division in the South Pacific.

John Kinsel Haskie-Kinsel Group-05-20-10Photo by Tom Grier/Navajo Oral History Project.


John Kinsel, Sr.- Navajo Code Talker – Navajo Oral History Project Video

Project completed by:
Marcus A. Lake – DC
Revaline Nez – DC
Michael Ruka – WSU


 

This documentary film was researched, photographed, edited and produced by students of Winona State University (Winona, Minnesota) and Diné College (Tsaile, Arizona, Navajo Nation) during summer 2009.

It contains stories Grandma Marjorie Thomas of Chinle, Arizona, told the students during several hours of interviews about her life.

This documentary film is archived at the Navajo Nation MuseumNavajo Nation LibraryWinona State University Library, and Diné College Library, and will be archived at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

The film is part of the Navajo Oral History project, a multi-year collaboration between the Winona State UniversityMass Communication Department and Diné College– The official Tribal College of the Navajo Nation

 


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Navajo Shepherdess Girls in Winter

Navajo Shepherdess Girls in Winter

Title: Shepherdess in Winter. In Monument Valley, Arizona on the Navajo Indian Reservation, children tend the flocks whatever the weather. Here a young girl holds her pet lamb, and in the background loom the stone monuments for which the area is named. [photographer’s caption]

Date: 1950-1970
Creator: Muench, Josef
Photo’s courtesy of:  Northern Arizona University. Cline Library.
Subjects: Navajo Indians, Native Americans
Places: Monument Valley (Ariz. and Utah) Navajo Indian Reservation

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Ruth Roessel, Navajo Educator (Video)

Ruth Roessel, an educator and founder of the Rough Rock Community School in Rough Rock, Arizona on the Navajo Nation.

In addition, Ruth and her husband, Bob Roessel, are credited with helping to found Navajo Community College in the 1960s– Now Diné College.

Ruth Roessel with Navajo Rug

Photo by Tom Grier/Navajo Oral History Project.

She was director of Native American Studies at Rough Rock Community School and a principal at Round Rock Elementary School. She was active in the American Federation of Teachers, Navajo Women’s Association, North American Indian Women’s Association, and the Arizona Women in Higher Education.

Ruth Roessel Interview Navajo Oral History Project

 Photo by Tom Grier/Navajo Oral History Project.

Ruth Roessel with her husband Bob Roessel are remembered for their work and dedication that led to the founding of both the Rough Rock Demonstration School in 1966 and Navajo Community College, now Diné College, in 1968.

 

Ruth Roessel, Navajo Educator in Office

Photo by Tom Grier/Navajo Oral History Project.

She and her husband were devoted to helping the Navajo people maintain their cultural identity, know their history, embrace the Navajo language, and treat others with respect and k’e.

Books by Ruth W. Roessel:

Navajo livestock reduction : a national disgrace
Navajo stories of the long walk period
Navajo studies at Navajo Community College
Papers on Navajo culture and life
Women in Navajo society

Ruth Roessel died in april of 2012 in Cortez, Colorado, after a brief illness. She was 77.

 


This documentary film was researched, photographed, edited and produced by students of Winona State University (Winona, Minnesota) and Diné College (Tsaile, Arizona, Navajo Nation) during summer 2009.

It contains stories Harry Walters of Cove, Arizona, told the students during several hours of interviews about his life.

This documentary film is archived at the Navajo Nation MuseumNavajo Nation LibraryWinona State University Library, and Diné College Library, and will be archived at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

The film is part of the Navajo Oral History project, a multi-year collaboration between the Winona State UniversityMass Communication Department and Diné College– The official Tribal College of the Navajo Nation

 


Navajo People Website Links:

Navajo Culture – Navajo History – Navajo Art – Navajo Clothing Navajo Pictures – Navajo Rugs – Navajo Language– Navajo Jewelry – Navajo Code Talker – Navajo Pottery – Navajo Legends – Hogan’s – Sand Painting – Navajo Food – Navajo News – Navajo Nation

 

 

 

Betatakin, Arizona(Navajo Site) Video

 


Title: Betatakin, Arizona (Navajo site)
Creator: Fritz Lang
Subject: Motion picture
Description: 16 millimeter motion picture reel, filmed by Fritz Lang as he toured the Southwest of the United States, 1938-1953
Publisher: University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center
Date Original: 1938-circa 1940s
Time: 8 minutes, 16 seconds



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Navajo Group with Wagon; Lees Ferry, Arizona

Navajo Group with Wagon; Lees Ferry, ArizonaPhoto of  a Navajo Group with Wagon near Lees Ferry, Arizona

Photographer: Palmer, William R., 1877-1960
Subject: Indians of North America Navajo
Date Original: 1936
Photo’s courtesy of: Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University



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Navajo Men On the Way to a Sing Ceremony

Navajo Men On the Way to a Sing Ceremony
Description: Navajo men on Horses in Canyon going to a Navajo Sing.Creator DeHuff, Elizabeth Willis, 1886-1983

Publisher Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico
Date Original ca. 1899-1945

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Woman Dying Wool for Navajo Indian Rugs

Woman Dying wool for Navajo Indian Rugs- Arizona

Location: Arizona
Creator(s): Frashers Fotos.
Summary: Native American (Navajo) women dye wool in preparation for weaving in Arizona. A rug is on a nearby loom.
Date: between 1910 and 1930
Rights: Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library.

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2 Navajo Girls holding Hands

2 Navajo girls - Mabell and Nora at Marble Canyon, holding hands

Navajo Girls Mabell and Nora at Marble Canyon, AZ

Date: 1940s
Photo by: Muench, Josef
Repository Northern Arizona University. Cline Library.

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