The co-op bookstore for avid readers
Book Cover for: Arizona's Lords of the Land!: The History, Traditional Customs and Wisdom of the Navajos as Revealed by Key Words in Their Language, Boye Lafayette De Mente

Arizona's Lords of the Land!: The History, Traditional Customs and Wisdom of the Navajos as Revealed by Key Words in Their Language

Boye Lafayette De Mente

Arizona's Navajo Indians, the largest tribe of Native Americans in the U.S. with a Reservation larger than 10 of the smaller states, arrived in the area several thouand years agos--an amazing event chornicled in their oral history and in key words in their language. Author Boye Lafayette De Mente has used these key words to reveal not only the history but the extraordinary culture and wisdom of the Navajos. Far from being simple savages when they first encountered white men in the 1500s, they had a long tradition of poetry and healing that equaled that of European nations. The book also details the virtual extinction of the Navajos in the 1860s by the U.S. military and their comback from this "Fearing Time"--an amazing saga of American arrogance, ignorance and inhuman treamtment of an extraordinary people.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: May 24th, 2010
  • Pages: 134
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.31in - 0.45lb
  • EAN: 9781452882734
  • Categories: Native American

About the Author

Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, Korea and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, journalist, editor and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo, and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (in 1953), now Thunderbird School of Global Management, in Glendale, Arizona, USA. De Mente wrote the first ever books on the Japanese way of doing business (Japanese Etiquette and Ethics in Business in 1959 and How to Do Business in Japan in 1962), and was the first to introduce the now commonly used Japanese terms wa, nemawashi, kaizen, tatemae-honne, shibui, sabi and wabi to the outside business world! His 70-plus other books run the gamut from language learning to the night-time "pink" trades in Japan, the role of bars, cabarets and geisha houses in business, the sensual nature of Oriental cultures, male-female relations, and understanding and coping with the Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Mexican mindset in business and social situations. He has also published several travel-related books on Arizona, including Amazing Arizona--Fascination Facts, Legends & Tall Tales, Visitor's Guide to Arizona's Indian Reserations and The Grand Canyon Answer Book--Everything You Might Want to Know about the Grand Canyon and Then Some! Arizona has been his home base since the mid-1960s.