Navajo Tradition, Mormon Life: The Autobiography and Teachings of Jim Dandy

Navajo Tradition Mormon Life The Autobiography and Teachings of Jim Dandy Born in the early s in northern Arizona s high country desert Jim Dandy began life imbued with the traditions of the Navajo people Raised by his father and grandfather both medicine men and a gra

  • Title: Navajo Tradition, Mormon Life: The Autobiography and Teachings of Jim Dandy
  • Author: Robert S. McPherson
  • ISBN: 9781607811947
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • Born in the early 1940s in northern Arizona s high country desert, Jim Dandy began life imbued with the traditions of the Navajo people Raised by his father and grandfather both medicine men and a grandmother steeped in Navajo practices, he embraced their teachings and followed in their footsteps But attending the LDS Placement program in northern Utah changed his life sBorn in the early 1940s in northern Arizona s high country desert, Jim Dandy began life imbued with the traditions of the Navajo people Raised by his father and grandfather both medicine men and a grandmother steeped in Navajo practices, he embraced their teachings and followed in their footsteps But attending the LDS Placement program in northern Utah changed his life s course when he became a member of the Mormon Church Following graduation from high school, Jim served an LDS mission among his people, obtained a bachelor s degree, and entered the work force in southeastern Utah as a career counselor, teacher, and community advocate who improved educational opportunities on the Navajo Reservation.Jim has led a life of service and teaching He maintains the traditional philosophy with which he was raised and the Mormon beliefs that he learned and continues to follow his life reflects the values inherent in these two different worlds Readers interested in Navajo philosophy will find his blend of these two distinct views fascinating, while others will better understand the effects of the controversial placement program on the life of one individual However, this is primarily the warm story of a man s life among his people and his love for them and their culture.

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    One thought on “Navajo Tradition, Mormon Life: The Autobiography and Teachings of Jim Dandy”

    1. I wasn't sure what to rate this book. It is at least three, but I can't quite go for four, so 3.5. It was very interesting to read about Jim Dandy and his comparisons between LDS beliefs and Navajo traditions. The book is a bit disjointed. The first few chapters seemed a lot more academic, but then it got into more of the autobiographical chapters which were quite interesting. The last few chapters talked about traditional Navajo beliefs that were also interesting since they were in Jim's voice. [...]

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